An Iolaire Centre Open Day is to be held this month to provide an opportunity to hear about the early plans for the Iolaire Visitor Centre.
Stornoway Town Hall will host the Open Day on Tuesday, February 27th, from 12noon until 6pm. And there will also be an event for local businesses in the evening, from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Town Hall.
The events will provide an opportunity to hear about the early plans for a Visitor Centre in Stornoway commemorating the tragic sinking of the Iolaire in 1919 on the rocks at Holm with the loss of 201 lives.
The Open Day events will also be an opportunity for public feedback on the proposals.
Businessman Stewart Graham is leading on proposals to build an ambitious visitor centre to mark the maritime disaster at Stornoway’s Number One pier.
Mr Graham said: “I hope local people and the business community will take the opportunity to come along and find out more about this important project which, 100 years after this most terrible tragedy, will provide a lasting legacy to the memory of the men who lost their lives.
“Not only would this be a lasting testament, the Centre will provide a major, transformational, economic boost for the Islands.”
Representatives of the Iolaire Centre Working Group, who are assisting with developing plans for the Centre, will also be present at the two Open Day events to provide information.
And for further information on the Iolaire and associated commemorative events, please visit the Facebook page – www.facebook.com/AnIolaire