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Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe has plans to build an interpretation centre ‘The Gateway’ on an area of land immediately adjacent to the entrance to the graveyard.

PLAN SHOWING AREA OF LAND TO BE PURCHASED

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The Gateway will be a low circular building which will blend with the landscape. The roof will be of domed lime concrete externally covered with turf.

It will provide:

• A warm, dry facility with good access for people of all abilities.
• Educational facilities with information boards, books, leaflets and graveyard records.
• A display space for some nationally important grave slabs (but not those of Roderick Macleod and Margaret Mackinnon, which will continue to be protected in the West Chapel) and local artifacts.
• Archaeological and historical information on the local area, some of which has already been recorded, which can be updated as more research is undertaken.
• A photographic record of the work of Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe.
• A small shop.

ARTIST’S IMPRESSION OF THE GATEWAY

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  PLAN OF THE GATEWAY

PLAN OF THE GATEWAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURCHASE OF LAND

The crofter is happy to sell the land to Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe for £1,000.00, which is the District Valuer’s valuation of the land. However, the total cost to the Urras will be much more than this. This is shown below:

Payment to the crofter, including legal fees and VAT £1,450.00
Payment to The Stornoway Trust, including legal fees and VAT £2,859.00
Additional legal costs and fencing £350.00
Cost of an additional portion of land for parking £2,300.00 (estimated costs)
£6,959.00

Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe is appealing for donations to cover these costs. All donations will be gratefully received. Please give by:
• Transferring money directly into the Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe bank account: Bank of Scotland, sort code: 80-09-73, account number: 00246358
• Sending a cheque payable to ‘Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe’ to Innis Mara, Garrabost, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0PN
• Donating via the website – www.uichurch.co.uk - using PayPal

Very many thanks.

 

 

 

 

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