Local News for Friday 28th April 2017

Hebrides on a plate at Lanntair
An Lanntair is offering the Hebrides on a plate tomorrow, when food, crafts and the second annual Harris Tweed Cycle Ride are all on the menu for islanders and visitors alike. From 12 noon the first Craft and Cookery Festival offers a fabulous tour of food and craft in all corners of the arts centre building, with cuisines from the Minch to Mumbai and a wide range of high quality local professional artists, designers and makers showing their craftsmanship. Earlier, the second annual Harris Tweed Cycle ride leaves An Lanntair at 10am - a hand knitted Yellow Geansaidh on offer to the best dressed rider and a Geansaidh Geal for the best young rider  The crafts and cuisine are open to all without booking and throughout the festival day there will be a variety of food to sample from cultures including Syria, India and of course the Hebrides.

Dancers off to mainland
Island dancers are off to Oban today to compete in the Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival, which runs through the weekend. The festival opens tonight with a concert of accordion and fiddle music from young players and is expected to be the biggest event yet, with a record entry from dancers.
Matches are being played tonight in the Lewis and Harris football league, – Aths versus Ness at Goathill, Point versus Lochs at Ionad Stoodie, Back welcoming Stornoway United to Coll, and Westside hosting Carloway at Barvas. All matches kick off at 6.30pm.