Monday, 28 August 2017

Rocket Post III

Things have come a long way since Saturday 28 July 1934 when a prototype air mail service was unsuccessfully launched from Scarp, North Harris. However, on Saturday 23 September 2017 a new show for children and families by the National Theatre of Scotland, Rocket Post, will open at An Lanntair, Stornoway. It is based on the events of 83 years ago and the production is featured in the Stornoway Gazette.

The film of the same name was launched in 2004 and continues to draw audiences. Some of them have gathered in the lounge of the yacht, Moonshadow, seen moored here off Scarp, when taking passengers on a cruise of these waters.

For full background details of the happenings that led to a fascinating series of island incidents, go to the Glasgow-based newspaper, The Herald, or to the Edinburgh-published The Scotsman.

Scottish Islands Explorer - launches regularly every eight weeks
Digital Edition: have far we have travelled

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