CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL
"Weeks after the slaughter of World War One ended, the Hebridean island of Lewis was hit by the 'crowning sorrow of the war'. In the early hours of 1 January 1919 naval yacht HMY Iolaire, carrying servicemen home from war, hit rocks outside Stornoway. Two hundred and one men drowned yards from the shoreline and the safety of home. Just seventy-nine survived. BBC Radio nan Gàidheal marked the 100th anniversary with four programmes documenting the legacy of the catastrophe in four island districts. In this programme Donald Morrison told the story of his native district of Uig and Bernera. "