Isles MP Angus MacNeil was pleased to be able to assist the Stornoway Amenity Trust
and The Nicolson Institute by collecting stones to represent the three young London
men lost in the Iolaire tragedy.
The stones are part of a stone cairn featuring 201 stones representing all those
lost in the sinking of the Iolaire on New Year's Day 1919.
The memorial is being unveiled by Nicolson Institute pupils in Stornoway this morning.
During a break from business at the House of Commons, Mr MacNeil collected the stones
from the shores of the Thames to represent the loss of 22 year old Albert Richard
Matthews, William Joseph J Stanley, 19, and 33 year old Alfred Samuel E Taylor who
were all from the city of London.