Local News for Tuesday 20th November 2018

Stornoway Rugby Football Club juniors are dressed for training in all weathers in branded club kit due to a donation of £3,000 from community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust (PST).
The grant means the club have been able to provide weatherproof training tops to junior club members free of charge, saving families the expense and furthering a sense of team spirit and club pride among the youngsters taking part.
Iain GG Campbell, Stornoway Rugby Football Club Coach Development Manager, said the club was incredibly grateful for the donation – as it had been hoping to buy such tops for a few years but had not previously had the money.
PST board member Sonja Macleod and trust Chair Norman Mackenzie said: ‘We are proud to support Stornoway Rugby Club with their effort to involve the new generation in their sport.’

An Early Day Motion (EDM) on the Centenary of the Iolaire tragedy has been laid before Parliament by Na h-Eileanan an Iar MP Angus B MacNeil.

More than 50 MPs from across six political parties and one independent have signed the EDM.

Mr MacNeil called on the House to remember those who had been lost when HMY Iolaire sank on 1st January 1919 and to commend all those in Na h-Eileanan an Iar who have been involved in events and projects to commemorate the tragedy.

He said: ‘As we approach the 100 years since the loss of the Iolaire, it is so important that we remember the men who lost their lives just yards from home shores and the impact this had on our islands, especially after the already terrible losses of the war and have ensured that the events of this dark day in our history is relayed to a new generation.’

Those who were successful in securing tickets for the Dìleab concert on 14th December in the Lewis Sports Centre can now pick up their tickets.

Tickets are available for collection from the Town Hall, Point Street, Stornoway, up until Friday 30th November (9am-5pm).

Evelyn Coull MacLeod, Manager of the Comhairle’s Multimedia Unit, said:

“We are pleased to confirm that tickets for the Dìleab concert are now available to collect. Those who were successful in securing tickets for the sold out event must bring their ticket confirmation along with them to the Town Hall to collect their tickets.

“We would also reiterate that due to the high demand for tickets, any uncollected tickets, by the deadline of 5pm on Friday 30th November, will be allocated to those on the waiting list.”