Iolaire Service on 31st December to be Streamed Live Online

The sold out “A Community Remembers” event, which will start at 9.30pm at Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais, will be broadcast live on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal and will also be streamed live on the internet at www.iolaireonline.org (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).

The programme will include prayer, psalms, music – new and traditional and a 15 piece Royal Marine Band, plus readings in English and Gaelic.  The MCs for the evening will be Angus MacDonald (BBC) and Agnes Rennie (Acair).  There is a relay into The Nicolson Institute which is also sold out.

Norman A MacDonald, Chairman of The Iolaire Working Group, said: “We are pleased that the service will be streamed live online which will allow people from all around the world to tune in should they wish to do so. The demand for tickets for the event was very high and we are grateful to the community for the support and interest shown. We wanted to be as inclusive as possible with all the events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Iolaire tragedy.”