Local News for Friday 2nd November 2018
W.I.L.L. TO FUND FACELIFT FOR CLACH AN TRUSHAL
The Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery have announced funding raised up until end December 2018 by Supporters in the Ness & Westside Area will be awarded to the Committee of Airidhantuim Community Council to upgrade a local tourist attraction.
Sited in the village of Ballantrushal on the west side of the Island, Clach an Trushal, or the "Stone of Compassion", is said to be the tallest standing stone in Scotland.
The 5,000 year old stone, a popular Tourist attraction for coach tours, stands approximately 19 ft tall, and is approx. 6.0 ft wide.
A parking area is situated close by for the many coach tours that visit However, the stone itself and its surrounding area are in need of a facelift.
Airidhantuim Community Council aim to have a descriptive plaque made for the stone and improve the surrounding area as well as upgrading the pathway leading to it.
Residents in the Ness & Westside Area can find out more information about this project online at www.westernisleslottery.co.uk