New Iolaire film now showing in Sandwick exhibition

The doomed Iolaire

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A new film about the Iolaire is now being screened as part of the exhibition in the Sandwick Hall in Stornoway – and the public are being reminded that the exhibition will remain open three days a week throughout January and February.

The film, entitled So Close To Home, has been produced by Alyth McCormack and runs for just over half an hour.

It features extensive interviews with Malcolm Macdonald, co-author of The Darkest Dawn; Duncan Mackay, retired seaman and coastguard and vice-chair of Point and Sandwick Trust; and Iain Stephen, writer, sailor and former coastguard.