The Lewis and Harris Memory Walk went ahead in Stornoway on Saturday as the weather warnings proved misplaced and were indeed officially cancelled midway through the day.

In all, 85 people took part with £900 raised by the event organised by Alzheimer Scotland charity - Lewis & Harris branch.

Marion MacInnes, the local Service Manager, said: "A huge thanks to the 85 people who turned up to support us at the Annual 5k Memory Walk today. Despite the weather warnings it turned out a nice 'fresh' typical Hebridean afternoon!

First across the finish line was Gerry Averil who is planning to do more fundraising in near future by walking from Helensburgh to Stornoway.  Charlie MacLeod who won the treasure hunt is also pictured with her mum Sonja who is the local branch secretary.

Marion MacInnes said: "Thanks to all our helpers and tidy-uppers! A lot of organising and running around goes on behind the scenes so we appreciate all the help we get."

Last week the Branch congratulated the Stornoway Library team who were nominated for the Dementia Friendly Communities (Lewis) and CAB, Tarbert who were nominated for the NHS Western Isles Remoage Dementia Friendly Communities Award (Harris).

An informal presentation took place at the independent living flat, in Grianan on Westview Terrace, to mark World Alzheimer Day on September 21.