Portraits recall Iolaire disaster
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Portraits recall Iolaire disaster near Stornoway in 1919

An award-winning artist is painting portraits of 100 of the 201 men who lost their lives in the Western Isles' Iolaire disaster of 1 January 1919.

The naval yacht HMY Iolaire was carrying home hundreds of sailors after the end of World War One.

The vessel was wrecked on a reef called the Beasts of Holm near Stornoway, in Lewis.

Western Isles-based artist Margaret Ferguson's portraits will help to mark 100 years since the disaster.

  • 06 Nov 2018