The Comhairle have launched a brand new Instagram page.

It is hoped the new account, which can be found here, will give the Comhairle another platform to communicate with members of the public.

A spokesperson for the Comhairle’s Communication Team said, “It was important for us to establish the Comhairle on Instagram alongside other local authorities in Scotland. 

"It gives us another platform to communicate with members of the public, staff and other stakeholders, and we recognise that many people are now spending a lot more time on Instagram. 

"The Western Isles is a terrific place for people to visit and we would encourage members of the public to tag us in photos connected to the Western Isles using @cne_siar and #WIplace2b and we will be sharing as many of these as possible.”

There is also a competition running in partnership with the Lewis Sports Centre for a year’s free Slàinte Mhath Scheme membership worth £225.  You will find details on how to enter on the Instagram page.