The annual Lews Castle College UHI graduation and prize giving ceremony took place this afternoon (Friday August 23) at Martin’s Memorial Church in Stornoway. 

Lews Castle College Principal Iain Macmillan welcomed the graduates, students, families and UHI guests to the graduation before introducing guest speaker, Professor Alasdair Smith.

The date has been set for the second of this summer’s Big Minch Swims, with swimmer Paul Finnegan set to embark on his attempt tomorrow evening (Saturday August 24th).

Harris councillor Paul, who works for Harris Voluntary Service, was due to be swimming alongside Minch king Colin Macleod in June, but a bad chest infection set back his training and he was then due in Gibraltar, where he was one of the coaches for the NatWest Island Games Team.

Stornoway police are looking for a cyclist who was involved in an altercation with a driver in Stornoway on Wednesday evening (August 21st).

They have made the appeal after a car driver reported an assault in Perceval Square shortly after 7.25pm.