Local News for Monday 19th November 2018
BACK FOOTBALL CLUB LAND SALMON COMPANY AWARD
The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has supported the Back Football and Recreation Club with a new ticket booth, following its latest round of Community Fund awards.
The Club was nominated by SSC Head of Planning Iain Macdonald to receive the much-needed funds to build a shelter for volunteers who man the gates during matches.
A small locally run organisation, the Back Football and Recreation Club provides a range of facilities and activities which encourage members of the community to be both physically and mentally active, including a golf driving range, gym, indoor sports arena, and a wide range of clubs and classes.
Established in 2017 as part of SSC’s Community Charter, the Community Fund encourages SSC staff to be champions in their area by nominating local groups, charities and organisations that support health and wellbeing for a funding grant of up to £250.
For more information SSC’s community funding awards visit: www.scottishsalmon.com
ISLES MP WELCOMES MEDAL AWARD FOR TA VETERANS
More than 50 years after he was seriously injured in a battle overseas while on a Territorial Army mission, Captain Eoghann Maclachlainn of South Uist will finally receive a General Service Medal with Clasp South Arabia from the MoD.
Isles MP Angus MacNeil received confirmation that medals for service will be awarded to members of the 300 Parachute Field Squadron Royal Engineers, 131 Parachute Engineer Regiment TA who were injured or killed in a battle in Yemen (formerly South Arabia) in 1965 – despite previous refusals by the MoD.
The TA Squadron were the first to see action after WW2 when they were attacked by enemy fire during a training exercise. The battle led to the loss of two lives and five others including Captain Maclachlainn, were wounded.
Mr MacNeil said: ‘I am very pleased that the MoD has finally recognised the service of members of this squadron and has confirmed that Medals will be given.’
SLEEP SUPPORT LINE FOR EXHAUSTED ISLES FAMILIES
Sleep Scotland has rolled out a free telephone Support Line to provide help to parents and carers struggling with their child and teenagers’ sleep problems.
The charity is encouraging families in the Outer Hebrides to access telephone support from their experienced sleep advisors for the first time.
Parents can seek tailored sleep advice for children and teenagers aged from 18 months to 18 years. Simple interventions and basic sleep education can help them to sleep better and avoid the harmful effects of sleep deprivation.
For parents and carers in the Outer Hebrides looking for guidance, Sleep Scotland recommends calling their Support Line on 0800 138 6565 Monday to Thursday, between 10am and 4pm.
For more information on Sleep Scotland’s work and some of the families who have already received help, go to www.sleepscotland.org