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  • Marking the centenary of the Iolaire tragedy at Museum nan Eilean

    Museum nan Eilean is preparing an exhibition marking the passing of one hundred years since the tragic sinking of the Iolaire on January 1, 1919.  Image © BBC

     
  • A Community Remembers

    Preparations are continuing for a series of events for the Iolaire Centenary Commemoration in the Western Isles.

    201 island sailors, returning from the First World War, lost their lives in the early hours of the first of January 1919 when the Iolaire sank after running aground on the rocks off Holm on the east coast of Lewis. It remains the worst maritime disaster during peacetime in the UK. Image © BBC

     
  • Young Scot Western Isles

    Young Scot Western Isles are looking for business suport to offer discounts, or one off experiences, to local young people to help celebrate 2018 being the Year of the Young Person! Image © young.scot

     
  • New Sewing Class

    We have a new Basic Sewing Class starting next week…perfect for anyone wanting to run up a new piece of party wear for the festive season!  Details below - pre-registration required. Image © Holm Sown

     
  • Sgiobaidhean Iar-Chuairt Deireannach Deasbad Naiseanta Gàidhlig 2017 Air An Ainmeachadh/Semi Finalists Announced For The 2017 National Gaelic Schools’ Debate Competition

    B' ann aig e-Sgoil ann an Steòrnabhagh a ghabh a' chiad agus an dàrna cuairt de Dheasbad Nàiseanta nan Sgoiltean àite air Dimàirt agus Diciadain an t-seachdain-sa. The e-Sgoil building in Stornoway was the setting for the first two rounds of the National Gaelic Schools' Debate which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday the 7th and 8th of November. Image © embroideryfonts