The Iolaire play, An Oidhche Mas Do Sheoil I, which won a top award at the Scottish Gaelic Awards in Glasgow in November 2019, can be seen again at An Lanntair tomorrow, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 February.
The play was initially performed by 50 pupils from Sgoil An Rubha in Point in Autumn 2019 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Iolaire tragedy on 1 January 1919.
It was written to highlight the impact which this horrific event had on the district of Point - 50 naval personnel from villages in the community were on the doomed vessel which left Kyle of Lochalsh on 31 December 1918 and only 11 men survived this grim experience.
Following many requests from the community for the play to be performed again, this will take place twice in An Lanntair on 25 and 26 February and a professional recording of the production will be filmed by Point Media Limited, which is run by experienced film producer Roddy Maclean.
Many of the pupils from Sgoil An Rubha who took part in An Oidhche Mas Do Sheoil I, which was written by former local headteaçher Alasdair Macleod and directed and produced by Marissa MacDonald, were also involved in a short film which won an award at the Gaelic Film G Festival earlier this month. This film called, Cuairt Cuimhne, was written by Ann Frater, directed and produced by Marissa MacDonald and filmed by Point Media Ltd.
Tickets and information for the performances on 25 and 26 February can be obtained from An Lanntair.