Update on Shackleton memorial from

I just received this update :

Dear David,

Unfortunately the cairn is not ready for unveiling at the Shackleton memorial service tomorrow- the temporary base still needs work, so we plan to present just the memorial plaque to the RAF once they arrive from Stornoway, around 2.30pm in the Seallam! carpark. Sorry for the inconvenience but since the blog is being shared on facebook, I thought I should send an update. Hopefully we can give plenty of notice for when the ground level cairn IS to be unveiled! I believe there will be a climb to the top of Maodal to the existing memorial by the RAF representatives that afternoon too. The Memorial Service is at noon. Carolyn, Harris Voluntary Service Manager

Further update:

Dear David, Im afraid there is a further update- the RAF have confirmed that they cannot get a weather window to attend tomorrow. Therefore the unveiling in its entirety will be rescheduled into a stand alone event when the RAF can attend and there will be no plaque handover with western isle lifestyle lottery. The RAF would like to spend some time in the community and we all agree that it is more respectful and befitting the memorial if we have a separate date. The memorial service is still going ahead tomorrow at 12 noon! A lot of people have been resharing your blog- would it be too much bother to update the lead by-line with these updates for us? I think it will reach more people than our little local facebook page! Hopefully nothing more will change now (fingers crossed).

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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