Local News for Friday 24th August 2018

Community-based sport and physical activity projects in the Islands have under a week to stake their claim for a share of a £1million fund aimed at changing lives and creating a more inclusive and healthier nation.
The Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity (CLTSPA) Fund was launched in June in partnership between the Scottish Government, sport Scotland, the Robertson Trust and Spirit of 2012., The CLTSPA Fund is part of a wider £1.8million programme that provides additional resource into the sporting and community sector to better address individual and community needs through sport and physical activity and also to support them to become and stay active.

As part of the fund, two-year grants ranging from £30,000 up to £70,000 will be available to partnerships meeting key criteria and delivering on the four CLTSPA themes which are Sport for Inclusion, Sport for Health and Wellbeing, Sport for Skills and Sport for Communities. Details how to apply can be found at the Spirit of 2012 website www.spiritof2012.org.uk/CLTSPA with applications closing at 5pm on Tuesday 28 August.

The Committee of the Western Isles Lottery have announced the POSTPONEMENT of The Disney Themed Weekend activities scheduled for today, Friday 24th and tomorrow Saturday 25th August 2018.
With the support of the many local businesses and organisations involved, they have been very quickly able to reschedule the Event for SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER.
The Team will keep everyone updated with some of the necessary amendments to the original Programme. And send their sincere thanks to everyone for their understanding and co-operation.

Stuart and Rowena Oakley, owners of Leathad Ard garden in upper Carloway are opening the garden to the Public under ‘Scotlands Gardens Scheme’ in order to raise funds for their chosen charity – the Red Cross, the garden will be open
Monday to Saturday, 10am till 6pm until the end of September.

The garden is about an acre in size with a wide range of plants growing including the essential sheltering hedges; and visitors take on average about an hour to look round. You can even buy a plant from their small plant stall. You can get a flavour of the garden on their web site, www.leathadard.org.uk
The Oakleys ask for a Charity donation of not less than £4 for each visitor (children enter free) and they are happy to talk to visitors about their plants and how they grow them.
The garden can be found by looking for the yellow 'Garden Open' signs on the road at the village side of the Carloway Football pitch, or by looking for Leathad
Ard in Google Maps.