HMY Iolaire



Dates

31/12/1918Iolaire Disaster
Servicemen, returning from the Great War, arrive at Kyle of Lochalsh on two heavily laden trains. The men embark on the HMY Iolaire and SS Sheila for Stornoway.
01/01/1919Iolaire Disaster
A great loss of life results when, in the very early hours, the HMY Iolaire hits ^The Beasts of Holm^ reef off Stornoway Harbour and sinks killing many passengers, Lewis men returning from the Great War, and the crew.