The Iolaire Working Group is pleased to announce that all tickets for the Iolaire Community Remembrance Event were reserved within 20 minutes of being made available this morning.

The event, hosted by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, will take place at 9:30pm on Monday 31st December 2018 in the Lewis Sports Centre, and is the civic event to mark the centenary of the Iolaire tragedy, featuring military and school band performances, poetry readings and songs, in addition to spiritual elements.

Norman A MacDonald, Chairman of the Iolaire Working Group, said: “As we anticipated, the demand for tickets was very high indeed and we are very pleased by the level of interest shown by the local community and further afield.

“Demand for tickets far outstripped availability and we are exploring options to ensure as many people as possible can participate on the night.”