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HMY Iolaire and SS Mendi and nearly 900 tragic deaths


Earlier this year I had the privilege of travelling to Stornaway as part of our trip to the Isles of Harris and Lewis and was able to spend a few minutes at the Memorial set up a few months earlier … Continue reading

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2019 begins with our memories and a search for new approaches


As we countdown the last few hours and minutes of 2018 and prepare for the first few of 2019 I hope that everyone will have a good start to 2019 and that whatever has happened in the last twelve months, … Continue reading

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Two tragic sinkings


Exactly 98 years ago today a ship named the Iolaire ran onto rocks at a place called Holm at the edge of the natural harbour of Stornaway and within sight of the dockside. Holm point is shown a the bottom … Continue reading

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