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Angus MacAskill Monument

Located on the SW coast of the island of Berneray (Western Isles), the Angus MacAskill monument marks the birth-place of the tallest Scotsman who ever lived, Angus Mor MacAskill (1825-63) who grew to 2.36m (7 feet 9 inches). MacAskill emigrated to Nova Scotia as a child.

The monument was erected by the Berneray Historical Society in 1991.

The plaque states:

Angus MacAskill
1825 - 1863

Within these walls Aonghas Mor Macasgaill was born known as the Nova Scotia 'Giant', he was the son of Norman MacAskill who emigrated in 1831. Standing 7 feet 9 inches in height and without pathological defect, he achieved many feats of strength an is remembered as a kindly and just man and a humble Christian.

"Amhairc us feuch gur sith a's crioch, do'n duine dhireach, reidh." S. 37,37.
("Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace." Psalms 37,37)

Air a steidheachadh le comunn eachdraidh Bhearnaraigh, 1991.
(Erected by the Berneray Historical Society, 1991)


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