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Memorial design revealed for 14-year-old Manchester terror attack victim Eilidh MacLeod

Eilidh MacLeod lost her life in the Arena terror attack Credit: ITV Granada

The design for a memorial to Eilidh MacLeod has been unveiled nearly two years after the teenager was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing.

Work is continuing on the bronze sculpture - featuring a young female bagpiper with her pipes at rest, reaching out a hand to a young boy also learning the instrument - which is hoped to be established on the Isle of Barra next year.

The community rallied together after the 14-year-old was one of the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack on May 22, 2017, with a trust set up in her name to help fund a memorial.

The memorial will honour Eilidh MacLeod. Credit: Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust

The sculpture of Eilidh is not based on the teenager's own appearance, or that of any specific individual, at the wish of her family.

Instead it is said to be a visual representation of the love, unity, resilience and diversity encompassing her life.

The memorial will honour Eilidh MacLeod. Credit: Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust

"As a family losing Eilidh in such a cruel way was truly horrific.

"We could never adequately thank all the individuals, the communities and Eilidh's friends who gave us so much love and support in our time of need and indeed continue to do so, especially when they were hurting too.

"Forming Eilidh's Trust and working together with Jenna along with family and friends on Barra has been an uplifting and positive experience for us all.

"We are incredibly grateful to both ACT and Jenna for their commitment and passion in supporting Eilidh's legacy and the resilient community in which she was raised."

– Eilidh's father Roddy MacLeod

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