House of Commons
REMEMBERING HMY IOLAIRE
EDM #1825
Tabled 12 November 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House remembers that more than 200 sailors lost their lives when HMY Iolaire sank on 1 January 1919 as it approached Stornoway Harbour bringing sailors home from the war, just yards from shore and within sight of home; and commends all those in Na h-Eileanan an lar involved in events to commemorate this tragedy, including the publication of a book The Darkest Dawn by local historian Malcolm MacDonald and the late Donald John Macleod, commissioning of music, exhibitions involving local historical societies, improving access to the existing memorial and the erection in Stornoway town centre of a plaque and a cairn containing a stone from the home area of each of those lost; and notes the involvement of Young People in the Dileab project which culminates in an event in the Nicolson Institute involving more than 200 performers from throughout the islands, Comhairle nan Eilean and the Iolaire Working Group for its work in raising awareness of this tragedy which remains one of the worst maritime disasters in UK waters in the 20th century.

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Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
12 November 2018
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
13 November 2018
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Coffey, Ann
Labour
12 November 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
12 November 2018
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
12 November 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
13 November 2018
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
12 November 2018
Davies, Glyn
Conservative
12 November 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
12 November 2018
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
12 November 2018
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
12 November 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
12 November 2018
Gapes, Mike
Labour
28 November 2018
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Grant, Bill
Conservative
12 November 2018
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Grogan, John
Labour
12 November 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
12 November 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
12 November 2018
Hoey, Kate
Labour
12 November 2018
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Kerr, Stephen
Conservative
12 November 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
12 November 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
12 November 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Little Pengelly, Emma
Democratic Unionist Party
12 November 2018
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
14 November 2018
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
14 November 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
13 November 2018
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
12 November 2018
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
12 November 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
13 November 2018
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
12 November 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
13 November 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
12 November 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
15 November 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
13 November 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
14 November 2018
Vaz, Keith
Labour
12 November 2018
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
12 November 2018
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
14 December 2018
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