THE new boss of Scottish athletics visited Stornoway at the weekend, where he was guest speaker at the Lewis and Harris Sports Council Coaching Conference.

Rodger Harkins, who was in charge of the Scottish team at the Commonwealth Games, held a series of workshops and motivational sessions for local coaches, giving them the opportunity to come together, share ideas, and forge new contacts.

A total of 40 coaches attended the conference, held in the Caladh Inn.