Local News for Wednesday 5th October 2016
Pendleton friends caught up in US gun horror
Long-standing friends from Stornoway’s twin town of Pendleton have been caught up in a recent gun tragedy at a primary school in Townville, South Carolina. Jillian Hollingsworth, who has been a long-time supporter of Pendleton’s twinning with Stornoway, has visited the islands on a number of occasions, as have her three children. This week she gave evidence to a US Senate enquiry on gun law after her sister-in-law, teacher Meghan Hollingsworth, was injured – along with two six-year-old pupils – in the shooting by a 14-year-old boy at Townville Elementary School last week. One of the young children died three days later, from his injuries. Jillian told senators that the lives of her family have forever been changed. She said: “When, or if, (Meghan) returns to her public school classroom in South Carolina, one of her students will not be at his desk. Six-year-old Jacob Hall lost his life as a result of this senseless act.”
Read more: Local News for Wednesday 5th October 2016
Local News for Tuesday 18th October 2016
Royal seal of approval on Mòd
His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay will be at the Nicolson Institute this morning, visiting the Royal National Mòd in his capacity as Lord of the Isles. His Royal Highness is due to present the Gaelic Learner of the Year award, as well as watching competitions and highland dancing. Later in the day he visits the Isle of Harris Distillery in Tarbert, where he’ll tour the distillery and learn about the business as it celebrates its first anniversary.
Read more: Local News for Tuesday 18th October 2016