Local News for Wednesday 1st June 2016
Blue Peter filming in Lewis
A team from the BBC children’s programme Blue Peter is filming in Lewis today, with the three-person camera crew and presenter around the Stornoway area. Locations being used for the filming include the Braighe, Point, Coll and Stornoway harbour.
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Local News for Tuesday 31st May 2016
Battle of Jutland remembered
Service personnel and their supporters will raise a glass today in memory of all those lost in the Battle of Jutland, which took place 100 years ago today. On the 31st of May 1916 British and German naval forces clashed in the largest naval engagement of the the Great War. Today, 7 Scots are hosting a remembrance service in Stornoway to honour and remember those lost from both sides. The event will take place in the Drill Hall in Stornoway from 6.54pm, and is open to everyone. It includes a short talk and the reading of an award-winning poem, followed by a buffet and refreshments, a raffle in aid of Poppy Scotland and dancers performing a hornpipe. Company sergeant Tommy Stewart said: “With hornpipes danced and played and poems read out, in my eyes, although an evening of remembrance, I do not think those lost would mind as we also raise a glass in their memory.”
Read more: Local News for Tuesday 31st May 2016