Giant Macaskill Angus Mor Macaskil

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Giant Macaskill Angus Mor Macaskill is known in the Guiness Book of Records as the World’s largest giant. He is noted to be the tallest and the strongest man who ever lived, and the man having the largest chest measurements of any non-obese man. Queen Victoria heard about MacAskill’s great strength and invited him to give a demonstration at Windsor Castle, after which she proclaimed him to be “the tallest, stoutest and strongest man to ever enter the palace”, and presented him with two gold rings in appreciation. He was born on Berneray in 1825 and the Giant Macaskill Cairn was erected in 1991 to commemorate his birthplace. Descendents of the Clan Macaskill still live on Berneray today. The memorial cairn can be found near the south coast of Berneray. Follow the road across the machair right to the very end; then walk east until it comes into view.

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    Events on April 30, 2015
    NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND: WHISKY GALORE
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: April 30, 2015 - 9:30 pm
    Location: An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, SC HS1 2DS, United Kingdom
    Description: A new, Gaelic adaptation of the novel Whisky Galore by Compton MacKenzie Adapted for the stage by Iain Finlay MacLeod Directed by Guy Hollands Supported by Benromach World War II Location: Auditorium Cost: £10.00
    Events on May 16, 2015
    CHIRS STOUT & CATRIONA MACKAY
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 17, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, SC HS1 2DS, United Kingdom
    Description: The crafting of their voice as a duo, which blends elemental intensity with graceful eloquence has drawn them to explore new music and new ideas for this partnership of traditional instruments. 20:00 - 22:30

    Location: Auditorium
    Cost: £10.00
    Events on May 22, 2015
    GRAEME STEPHEN + ZAPP4
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 23, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, SC HS1 2DS, United Kingdom
    Description: 20:00 - 22:30
    This is an exciting new project featuring Award winning guitarist Graeme Stephen and the Amsterdam based string Quartet Zapp4 Location: Auditorium
    Cost: £12.00