Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will be joining the National LIGHTS OUT events on Monday, August 4th by turning all lights off (where practical) in various properties with single lights being placed in prominent positions as a mark of solemn reflection commemorating the outbreak of World War 1.
Below is a list of Comhairle buildings which are participating in this special event and have been registered on the 14-18 NOW LIGHTS OUT website.
Stornoway Offices, Tarbert Offices, Balivanich Offices, Castlebay Offices, School Portfolio, Residential Homes and Leisure Centres
The project is being organised by 14-18 NOW, the cultural programme for the First World War Centenary Commemorations.
The inspiration for LIGHTS OUT comes from a famous remark made on the eve of the outbreak of war by the then Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time”. Britain declared war on Germany at 11pm on August 4th 1914.