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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the support of the First Minister for designating the site of the wreck of the Iolaire as a war grave.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed she was supportive of the move. The First Minister also attended the Iolaire 100th commemorative service on January 1.
Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and chairman of the Iolaire Working Group, Norman A MacDonald, said: ‘I very much welcome the support of the First Minister and the Scottish Government for the designation of the Iolaire site as an official war grave.’