HMY Iolaire Embarkation Point-Plaque
- Metal Metal (any)
- Timber Timber (any)
- First World War (1914-1918)
Grants to support the repair and conservation of war memorials are available from the charity War Memorials Trust if it has raised funds. Support is focused on war memorials in Very bad or Poor condition or where there is a serious Concern.
Before applying for a grant you should read the advice available on War Memorials Trust`s website. The What we can and cannot fund helpsheet explains what types of work the charity can fund.
If you believe your project is eligible for a grant you should complete the Pre-application enquiry form. You will need to be registered and logged in to complete this.
The Pre-application enquiry form is a series of questions to see if your project is eligible. If it is, you will need to provide further details and submit current colour photographs of the war memorial in either a png, gif, jpg or jpeg format.
You can save your Pre-application enquiry form as you go along. Once submitted War Memorials Trust will respond.
As a charity, War Memorials Trust relies on voluntary donations and every contribution, no matter how large or small, makes a really big difference to our work. Your donation will help protect and conserve war memorials for future generations so please support War Memorials Trust’s work.
Main (upper) plaque At 2130 on 31st December 1918 over 200 Lewis men, / mostly naval personnel who had survived the Great War, / embarked from this pier in: / HMY IOLAIRE / The ship struck the Beasts of Holm rocks at 0155 / on 1st January 1919 / Of the 248 passengers and crew, 205 perished. / This plaque is placed here by the Lochalsh Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland / in commemoration of the centenary of the tragic loss of life and unutterable grief it caused. Lower plaque This plaque was unveiled by / the Lord-Lieutenant for / Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh / Mrs Janet Bowen CVO / on 31st December 2018