The design of a commemorative sculpture in memory of 14-year-old Eilidh MacLeod, who died in the Manchester terrorist bombing two years ago, has been unveiled.
As requested by Eilidh’s family, the bronze sculpture does not feature a likeness of the young piper form Barra but instead features a young female piper holding her pipes and reaching out a hand to a young boy learner.
When complete, the statue, by Essex-based artist Jenna Gearing, will be unveiled on Eilidh’s native island of Barra next year. The spot will overlook Vatersay.
Eilidh, pictured left at the 2017 Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships where she was a member of the Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band, was one of the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack on May 22, 2017.
A trust was set up in her name to help fund the memorial.