Support for the Iolaire memorial tweed produced from Kenneth Mackenzie’s mill off Sandwick Road, Stornoway, has netted more that £5600 for local charities.

A statement from the Mill today (Friday February 15th) said: “Everyone at Kenneth Mackenzie’s Limited would like to thank those of you who purchased our Iolaire tweed.

"In total, just over £5600 was raised to go to good causes.

"Half of this total was donated to the Hebrides Mountain Rescue Team, a charity organisation running on a volunteer basis.

"They operate as a land-based search and rescue team, and also provide support to affected areas in extreme weather conditions or during major incidents.

"The other half was donated to Motivated by Mervyn, an organisation that has set out to provide every fisherman in The Western Isles with a personal locator beacon so they can be found as soon as possible in an emergency.

"The sum donated will go directly into funding 16 personal locators.”