Pupils and staff from Sgoil Lionacleit today paid tribute to the 349 men from Uist who died fighting for their country in WWI.
A special outdoor assembly was held earlier, where students and teachers placed 349 crosses – each bearing the name of a local soldier lost in the Great War – in the school grounds. The names of the 349 soldiers – including their rank and home village – were read out as members of the school community remembered the fallen.
Today’s assembly was held to coincide with the opening of Proiseact nan Ealan’s ‘Gairm nan Gaidheal’ exhibition in Museum nan Eilean within Sgoil Lionacleit. Combining bilingual interpretation and memorabilia from the conflict, the exhibition explores the impact of WWI on the islands.
It will remain in Sgoil Lionacleit until the end of October.
More details on today’s special assembly in the November issue of Am Pàipear.