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Feature - Iolaire

NATIONAL IOLAIRE TRAGEDY CENTENARY COMMEMORATION ANNOUNCED

HRH The Prince Charles, Lord of the Isles and the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon will be present at a commemoration to remember the tragic sinking of HMY Iolaire, which hit ‘The Beasts of Holm’ rocks, around 20 yards from Stornoway’s coastline as it brought men home from World War One.  Of around 300 on board, over 200 men from Lewis and Harris perished along with the crew.

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THE WW100 SCOTLAND ARMISTICE CENTENARY PRAYER

To mark the Centenary of the First Armistice, Professor Norman Drummond, chair of WW100 Scotland the Scottish Commemorations Panel, has composed a commemorative prayer. It was read by three generations of a German/Scottish family, along with Commonwealth representatives from Canada, Australia and New Zealand at Scotland’s Commemorative Service for the Centenary of the First Armistice.

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