Lewis cadets welcome Princess


A pair of Western Isles cadets from the Isle of Lewis were given the opportunity to welcome the Princess Royal during her official visit to the islands. 

Cadet Lance Corporal Aiden Jamieson (14) and Cadet Heidi MacLeod (12) (pictured, above), from the West Lewis Detachment of 1st Battalion the Highlanders ACF, welcomed Princess Anne on her visit to the Flannan Isles Memorial and Exhibition.

The visit, which took place earlier this month, saw Princess Anne visit the former keepers’ shore station at Breasclete on the Isle of Lewis to view the Flannan Isles Memorial and Exhibition.

The Flannan Isles Memorial to the missing lighthouse keepers.

The memorial remembers Flannan Isles lighthouse keepers James Ducat, Thomas Marshall and Donald MacArthur who vanished from the lighthouse in 1900 without a trace, a mystery which has intrigued many over the past century.

When the Princess Royal arrived at the memorial she was welcomed by both Aiden and Heidi, who opened the door for her and also saw her off at the end of the event. LCpl Jamieson and Cdt MacLeod were not the only cadets from the company in attendance. Aaron Ingram (14), from Stornoway Detachment, was also there to perform a piping display for the Princess Royal.

LCpl Ingram playing the pipes.

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