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In Sight of Home

A moving account of the HMY Iolaire, which tragically sank on New Year's Day 1919 in arguably the greatest tragedy to befall the west coast of Scotland. In the blackest of nights, in a rising gale, 201 men lost their lives in sight of home. Featuring eyewitness testimonies of the night and its aftermath, including tales of extraordinary bravery and foresight, this story also examines how the disaster has shaped the identity of the islanders in the subsequent years.

In Sight of Home
Title in English
Entry Category
Single Documentary
Produced By
BBC Scotland Multiplatform Productions
John J MacIssac
Directed By
Kath Pick
BBC Two Scotland