Local News for Thursday 8th December 2016

Films in libraries
Tarbert and Linaclete libraries are among public libraries across Scotland to launch community film clubs as part of an innovative pilot project run by Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). Film clubs are being trialled in a £190,000 initiative, made possible through Creative Scotland. Over the last few months all participating libraries have received valuable new film screening equipment and training, providing each venue with all they need to host regular  film events. Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive at SLIC said: “Public libraries have always been a destination for learning and this pilot provides opportunities within communities for people to learn about film, providing a broader range of cultural experience to people who may have no other access to this.  It will also help us to meet a key strategic aim of Scotland’s first public library strategy, ‘Ambition and Opportunity’ to position libraries as cultural centres, inspiring people through books, literature, music, film and theatre.”

Deadline extended in competition
The deadline has been extended for a photographic competition designed to get children engaged with the theme of litter prevention. The Western Isles Children's Humorous Photography competition offers prizes including a wildlife watching sea trip, a children's pool party and a toadstool seat. The closing date has been extended to December 22nd and full details are available on the welovestornoway website.  Entry is free, all children up to schol leaving age in the Western Isles are eligible, and they can submit as many entries as they want.