Local News for Wednesday 7th November 2017
MOVE MORE WESTERN ISLES LAUNCHES ACROSS ISLES
The Move More Western Isles programme of activities was launched recently, aimed at helping islanders with long term conditions (LTC’s) including cancer, to be more physically active.
NHS Western Isles, MacMillan Cancer Support and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, have worked together to deliver the programme. Participants are referred to the Move More programme by health professionals.
Speaking at the MoveMore Western Isles launch, NHSWI Vice Chair, Mr Iain Burgess said: ‘Our goal is to have a healthier population of people who have been affected by cancer and other LTC’s, by their participation in more activity which suits their lifestyles.’
Also, CnES Convenor, Mr NA MacDonald commented: ‘we will deliver the Move More programme using a range of traditional and innovative uses of new technology. We will improve physical activity provision for people affected by LTC’s (including cancer) in rural areas of the Western Isles, where exercise referral has not previously been possible and social isolation may be an additional issue.’
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Local News for Tuesday 6th November 2018
SCHOOLS IN ISLES TO GET COPY OF NEW IOLAIRE BOOK
As part of the Dìleab (Legacy) project, all schools in the Western Isles will be gifted a signed copy of the new Acair publication, The Darkest Hour, which is the most comprehensive account to date of the Iolaire tragedy.
The book, which was written by Malcolm Macdonald, Chairman of Stornoway Historical Society, and the late Donald John MacLeod.
The book is the result of 20 years of research by the authors and contains many personal stories connected to the Iolaire.
Cllr Angus McCormack, Chairman of Education, Sport and Children’s Services at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: ‘We are very pleased to gift a signed copy of this wonderful book to all schools throughout the Western Isles. We felt that it was a very appropriate thing to do, particularly given that our schools have been involved in projects relating to World War I this year, working alongside the Comhairle’s Multimedia Team.’
The Darkest Dawn: The Story of the Iolaire Tragedy is available now from www.acairbooks.com
Read more: Local News for Tuesday 6th November 2018