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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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