With only two days to go before Remembrance Sunday, I was very pleased to read in this week's Stornoway Gazette that the 90th anniversary of the sinking of the Iolaire off Stornoway Harbour will be formally commemorated on New Year's Day 2009. A film is currently being shot around the island about this tragedy. On New Year's Day, a remembrance service will be held at midday at the memorial, situated at Holm Point, which overlooks the site of the sinking. A wreath will be laid both on land and at sea. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the TA Hall on Church Street in Stornoway.
You can read more on the Iolaire Disaster on this webpage.
The memorial from the site of Iolaire's sinking