This project was commissioned by the National Library of Scotland to raise awareness of the Iolaire disaster that took place on 1 January 1919 when 238 servicemen returning from WWI drowned on their way home to the Western Isles after their ship sank just off the coast of Stornoway.

The illustrations are used as part of a website to draw attention both to the tragedy and to highlight related collections at the National Library and in the Library / Museum in Stornoway.

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