The public will be able to reserve tickets for “The Nicolson Institute presents Dìleab – The Iolaire Remembered”, from 9am on Monday (29th October). 

Tickets will be available to reserve online or by visiting the Town Hall, Stornoway, but will be kept to a maximum of four per person.

Tickets will be free, although there will be a collection on the door on the evening to raise funds for the development of Gaelic and Cultural activities within the school.

The event, which will take place at 7:30pm on Friday December 14th at Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais, is the culmination of the Dìleab project, in which schools across the Western Isles have been engaged during 2018. 

Pupils from The Nicolson Institute and a host of local musicians will mark the centenary of the Iolaire tragedy through music, drama, dance and song.  A 15-strong group of singers, musicians and dancers will travel from Castlebay Community School to attend and they will be joined by Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band and a choir from Sir E Scott School in Tarbert.

The event forms part of the Comhairle's engagement Year of the Young Person and is the Nicolson's opportunity to commemorate the Iolaire tragedy which will see its 100th anniversary on January 1, 2019. 

Tickets for the event will be available to reserve from 9am on Monday 29th October via two methods:

Online: Dìleab Tickets

At the Town Hall, Stornoway