On this day in 1941: The 8,000-ton cargo ship S.S. Politician went aground on Eriskay, with a cargo of luxuries, including 250,000 bottles of whisky, bound for New Orleans and Kingston, Jamaica. The wreck was immortalised by Sir Compton Mackenzie in Whisky Galore, later made into an Ealing film comedy.
Sir Compton Mackenzie was a Scottish Nationalist and prolific writer, who is also known for Monarch of the Glen. Although, the Series was nothing like the book.
The film Whisky Galore featured a young Gordon Jackson.