Cnoc Soilleir is to screen a special preview of Bill agus an Spitfire, a BBC ALBA documentary about Uist man Bill Innes and his lifelong ambition to fly a Spitfire.
Despite being 90, the documentary follows Bill as he bids to fulfil a childhood dream and take the controls of the iconic World War Two fighter.
He first saw a Spitfire overhead in Glencoe in 1940 when he was just seven. Filled with hero worship for the daring pilots of the Battle of Britain, he 'dreamt of roaming the clouds in such a thrilling machine.'
His fascination with flying continued throughout his life. He was selected to join the RAF Air Reserve squadron as a student. To his delight, when the time came for him to do National Service, he was accepted for pilot training in the RAF. Although Bill went on to achieve his dream of becoming a pilot, he never managed to take to the skies in the iconic Spitfire, something he now intends to correct.
The premiere in South Uist is on Thursday, December 14, at 7 pm and is a free event. Afterwards, Bill will take part in a question and answer session.
There will also be entertainment by singer Mairi MacMillan, with refreshments and tasty treats.
The documentary, in Gaelic with subtitles, is due for network broadcast on Christmas Day.