There's a big change coming for the Western Isles Weather service, it was announced at the weekend.

Richard Cooke wrote: "In a few weeks time, I will be leaving the island to move to a new job with the Met Office. I am very excited about the new challenge and getting to work in the weather has been a life-long dream of mine. My earliest memories as a child were about the weather. The passion for the weather has grown and grown.

"In 2012 Western Isles Weather was born and it really has become bigger than I ever expected it would.

"So what happens now to Western isles weather going forward? There will be a few changes. The forecasting aspect of this page will stop. So the end for the morning brief, weather watch and the evening forecast.

"However, the page will still exist. I will still be asking for your morning reports. I will still be sharing Met Office warnings. I will also still be sharing beautiful photos from across the Western isles. I still will be ever appreciative of you share those with us. The reports still help to build up a true picture of what is going on.

"This really has been an incredible journey over the last seven years. From weather talks to forecasting bad storms to podcasts.

"I also want to take a moment to thank each and everyone for helping to make this page as great as its become. It’s been an incredible community over the years.

"I have loved and appreciated every single photo, video and reports sent to us. This little bit of social media has given me so much. An outlet for my love of the weather and I have even been able to make friends for life thanks to Western isles Weather."