There's a short film (10 minutes) entitled At The Going Down Of The Sun about the Holm event to commemorate Iolaire 100…including footage from both before and after the actual event itself.
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Prince Charles and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will join descendants of those killed in one of the UK's worst maritime disasters to mark 100 years since the Iolaire tragedy on New Year's Day in 1919, it has been announced.
A National Commemorative Service will take place on January 1, 2019, organised by WW100 Scotland in conjunction with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to mark the centenary of the tragedy.
Hundreds of people including Iolaire descendants, Scotland's most senior Naval Officer Rear Admiral John Weale, Nicola Sturgeon, Prince Charles and Norman A Macdonald, CnES convener, will attend the event at the Iolaire Memorial in Stornoway.
Pictures at an exhibition…how the Iolaire tragedies are woven into time.
That’s the impact of an exhibition opened last night (Wednesday December 12th) at Ionad Spòrs Leodhais.
It brings the faces of the Iolaire tragedy to life through inherited resemblances and family memory.
Scottish researchers have created a digital visualisation revealing the untold stories of those who tragically died following the sinking of HMY Iolaire 100 years ago.
HMY Iolaire was returning sailors to the Western Isles from fighting in World War 1 when it foundered on rocks and sank on New Year’s Day 1919. The final death toll was 205, of whom 181 were from the islands.
To mark the 100th anniversary of this tragedy, researchers from Abertay University and the University of the Highlands and Islands have developed an online application, Visualising the Iolaire, which provides a virtual map of the disaster.
A powerful commemoration of the Iolaire disaster has been completed on South Beach.
‘Sheòl an Iolaire/The Iolaire Sailed’ is Stornoway Port Authority’s dramatic, visual tribute to the Iolaire, whose sinking on 1 January 1919 was one of the worst maritime disasters in United Kingdom waters.
‘Sheòl an Iolaire’, a physical outline of the ship, symbolically brings the Iolaire back to port, completing the final mile of the voyage for the men who never made it home.
An exhibition opening tonight (Wednesday December 12th) at Ionad Spòrs Leodhais brings the faces of the Iolaire tragedy to life through inherited resemblances and family memory.
The photo-portraits by Fiona Rennie capture a missing generation and the lasting sense of loss felt by generations after the sinking of the Royal Navy yacht on January 1st1919.
The work was commissioned from 26-year-old Fiona, of Galson, by the Iolaire Working Group, who wanted a series of artworks to accompany the live performance and memorial elements of the civic centenary events.