Booklet produced on Iolaire Memorial Project

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A booklet detailing the Iolaire Memorial Project by the Stornoway Amenity Trust in partnership with The Nicolson Institute has been produced.

The booklet details the creation of the Memorial which was erected in Carn Gardens, Stornoway in March.

Designed by pupils of The Nicolson Institute, the memorial includes stones collected to represent every man lost in the tragedy almost 100 years ago.

Copies of the booklet will be available in various outlets in due course and is currently available to download online.

The booklet features a foreword by Sandy Matheson: “The symbiosis of The Nicolson Institute and the Stornoway Amenity Trust is exactly the correct and community centred response to the demands of a sensitive yet explicit need to remind us all of the horrors of war and the long lasting devastation caused in small compact communities which suffered a disproportionate loss of men in or about to be in the prime of productive and valuable lives.

“I commend this little nugget of information to a worldwide readership as an example of the courage allied to remembrance and unending respect for our families who lost so many members and loved ones.”

Copies can be requested from Tony Robson, Stornoway Amenity Trust, on 07786686523 or email malzard1949@gmail.com or can be accessed online at: website