On the 7th of April, 7 SCOTS of the Army Reserves will be hosting an evening to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Arras, starting at 7pm in the Drill Hall on Church street. The Battle of Arras was one of those largely forgotten conflicts, but one of the bloodiest. 3 Scottish Divisions saw action at this battle, including the 51st Highland Division. Heavy losses were suffered in this short and tragic battle. The evening is open to one and all, and light refreshments will be served. This will be followed by a church service in Martin's Memorial Church, Francis Street, on Sunday the 9th of April at 11am.
There will also be a short service to remember the actions of Stornoway's own Ross Mountain Battery in the 102nd year since the landings on the Gallipoli peninsula. This will take place at the Drill Hall at 7pm on the 25th of April. Again, all are most welcome to attend. Please phone Sgt Tommy Stewart on 07759100350 for more information.