The R J Macleod Quaich was set up in memory of Roddy John ‘Barts’ Macleod by the Isle of Lewis Probus Club to be awarded to someone from the island who has made a significant contribution during the year.

This year it was awarded to Malcolm Macdonald in recognition of the work he has done in the connection with the Iolaire centenary, not just through his book ‘The Darkest Dawn,’ but also in many other ways, visiting schools and talking to pupils, and taking part a number of media events about the centenary.

The photograph shows Malcolm being handed the Quaich by Malcolm Fitter, the Probus Club president.

The quaich is awarded each year; if you know of a worthy recipient for next year, please submit your nomination to the Secretary, isle of Lewis Probus Club, c/o County Hotel, Francis Street, Stornoway, HS1 2XB