Local News for Monday 18th July 2016
HebCelt sell-out a Runrig-away success
The 21st Hebridean Celtic Festival was a runaway success, closing on a sold-out high, with headliners Runrig delighting the crowds. Heavy rain through the weekend did nothing to dampen the spirits of festival-goers, who donned their wellies and waterproofs to sample the best the festival had to offer. A team of volunteers, made up of local helpers as well as visitors from around the world, contributed over 3,500 unpaid man-hours over the course of the four-day festival, to ensure everything went to plan. Volunteer teams including Coastguards also formed part of the safety planning for the event, which saw the population of Stornoway doubled for the long weekend. A police spokesman said that it was a fantastic event with a great family atmosphere, and thanked those attending for the way they conducted themselves.
Isles FM maintained live coverage throughout the festival, with acts including Breabach, Whisky Kiss and Skipinnish in the studio during 20 hours of live broadcasting. Over 65,000 people had viewed updates, videos and photos on the Isles FM Facebook page by yesterday evening.
Read more: Local News for Monday 18th July 2016
Local News for Wednesday 29th June 2016
Queen Elizabeth comes to Stornoway
The second largest cruise ship in the world-renowned Cunard fleet is set to call into Stornoway tomorrow, and will be moored in the outer anchorage. The Queen Elizabeth is the newest ship in the Cunard fleet, launched in 2010 and smaller only than the Queen Mary 2. She’s capable of carrying over 2,000 passengers and is due to be in port between 8am and 4.30pm.
Read more: Local News for Wednesday 29th June 2016