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adb41



Joined: 03 Jan 2008
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Location: Stornoway

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:52 am    Post subject: Sheol nan Iolaire Reply with quote

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of HMY Iolaire, with the loss of 201 sailors on 1st January 1919, an art installation has been built in the centre of Stornoway. It sits on the beach between piers 1 and 2 and is lit up at night - and as it gets flooded at high tide. The memorial will be only temporary, although there is currently (January 2019) some discussion to make it permanent.

The memorial consists of 280 wooden poles, driven into the sand of the beach. They depict each of the 280 men on board Iolaire when she sank. Each pole is lit up in blue at night, except for 79 which are illuminated in red, depicting a survivor.


At night


At night, at high tide


In the daytime, as tide rises
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:24 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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