Memory Tree & Vinyl in the Sanctuary

In collaboration with Western Isles Hospital Chaplaincy Team, the Cianalas Project team have been working with Chris Hammacott to create a unique piece of interactive textile art in the form of a memory tree. This is now available in the Sanctuary Space for people to use to celebrate the memory of loved ones.

There are rings on the bottom to use to leave personal mementos much like the ‘Clootie Well’ and specially created gifts of leaves and butterflies, dragonflies and flowers to pin to the tree. Public or private messages/names can be included on the items.

Alf Sludden from the NHS IT department donated a beach image from Uig, as part of the development of the Sanctuary space and our Cianalas/An Lanntair team shared skills to create a wall vinyl and install it, rather quickly, as you can see!

Thank you to everyone involved. We will now be working on a welcome sign and a hanging textile piece for behind the lectern area.

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