Iolaire tragedy

Students Freya Macleod and Katie Macinnes visited The Nicolson Institute to tell S1 & S2 History pupils about the research they have done on their own families’ connection with the Iolaire during their summer placements.  Freya was working with the publishing company Acair who are currently working on a new book to commemorate 100 years since the Iolaire disaster.  Katie is working with the Multimedia Unit at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on the Dileab and Freumhan education projects.

Freya spoke about her Great Grandfather John F Macleod of Ness who swam ashore with a rope that saved many lives including Katie's Great great Uncle, Peter Angus Morrison of Shawbost.