The vessel foundered on rocks close to Stornoway harbour during the early hours of January 1, 1919, resulting in the deaths of 201 of the 280 men on board.
At the Scottish Gaelic Awards held recently at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, Sgoil an Rubha’s Iolaire play, ‘An Oidhche Mus Do Sheoil I’, secured the Community, Heritage and Tourism Award.
HMY Iolaire site to be recognised as official war grave
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.
A group of pupils in The Nicolson Institute in Stornoway has been working on knitting poppies over the last month under the tutorship of teacher, Alison Macdonald.