CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL

QUIMPER 2021

Bailtean Fo Bhròn

"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. "



Title
Bailtean Fo Bhròn
Title in English
Villages in Mourning
Entry Category
Radio Documentary
Produced By
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal
Producer
Katie A MacKenzie
Directed By
Katie A MacKenzie
Broadcaster
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal