Do you love Skye ? Skye Statue – can you help?

I have a great love of Climbing and walking for over 50 years in Skye and think that a Statue to two of the pioneers of Mountaineering on the Island would be a great idea. If you can help please donate and let’s get the Statue finished.

It is the final push to mark mountaineering history on the Isle of Skye.

A bronze sculpture at Sligachan, against the backdrop of the Cuillins, will pay tribute to two renowned mountaineering figures – Professor Norman Collie and John Mackenzie.

SkyeConnect members The Collie Mackenzie Heritage Trust are almost there in reaching their target to erect this amazing statue in the heart of the Cuillin. A remarkable £93,500 has been raised so far with just £23,500 to go. If you can help with a donation or perhaps a company that would like to add their weight to the final ascent to the target then please get in touch with the Trust at the link below.


£23,500 seems a lot but wouldn’t it be an achievement that would see all the hard work of the redoutable Morag Nicolson and her team of volunteers pay off? Collie and Mackenzie were the forerunners of all those who enjoy these magnificent mountains so let’s try and reach the summit in 2019.

Read more in the P and J here.

Get behind final push for bronze sculpture to mark mountaineering history

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Please share to pass them over the line.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to Do you love Skye ? Skye Statue – can you help?

  1. Nick Basden says:

    HI, have shared this with a couple of FB groups Scottish Hillwalking and Scottish Hillwalking, Wild Camping and Mountaineering.


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