“In chosen ground on Islay’s shore those gallant men are laid, and by the kindly Highland folk their lonely graves were made. When tales are told of other days and sorrows that have been, May we then tell theirs and keep their memory green”                                                                                                                           (Anon)

It has been a privilege as quilters to help in the remembrance of the  this event – we have been asked to make flags representing each of the states that lost a soldier from the troops ships SS Tuscania and HMS Otranto that were lost off the coast of Islay 1918

thanks to the people of Islay and many others both in the UK and else where in the world, our flags have started to arrive and are ready for the 4th May where they can be seen at an exhibition in Port Ellen