Coigach Heritage and Lorg na Còigich

Lorg Na Còigich

Coigach Heritage has launched a fundraising campaign for an exciting new community project to commemorate events of the 1850s when the people of Coigach, led by its women, successfully resisted five attempts to evict them from the land.
£19,617
raised
by 45 supporters
Closes on 30/06/2024
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Story

Coigach Heritage has launched a fundraising campaign for an exciting new community project to commemorate events of the 1850s when the people of Coigach, led by its women, successfully resisted five attempts to evict them from the land.

Internationally acclaimed local artists, Will Maclean RSA and Marian Leven RSA, have designed a landmark monument to be set on the hillside above Acheninver, near Achiltibuie. Central standing stones will be encircled by walls sourced from the local ruins, with pathways and seating. Granite, slate and bronze highlight other elements of the story. Every stone will symbolise the women and men who made a stand against injustice.

It is believed to be the first successful rebellion against evictions in the Highlands, attracting media attention far and wide. It is a remarkable story lost through time and now to be celebrated through a magnificent sculpture.

We are in the first phase of this exciting project with much to do and funds to raise.

About the charity

Coigach Heritage collects and shares the stories, photographs, music and history of Coigach, Achiltibuie and the Summer Isles. Exciting new projects include developing the Coigach Archive and Lorg na Còigich, a stunning monument to commemorate the land struggles of the 1850s and the role of women.

Donation summary

Total raised
£19,616.51
+ £2,143.13 Gift Aid
Online donations
£11,125.51
Offline donations
£8,491.00
Direct donations
£11,125.51
Donations via fundraisers
£0.00

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