The summer series of events in Lewis were launched yesterday with the Ness Gala Day (reported separately), the Stornoway Port Authority open day on Cromwell Street Quay, and Lewis Car Club’s Run What Ya Brung drag race at Stornoway Airport.

The second harbour Open Day opened at 11am on Saturday and attracted a steady rush of people to the large space on Cromwell Street which included attractions for children, several food stalls from local providers, harbour trips in locally-made vessels, and stalls from local producers and charities. 


This event is planned to take place every year on the first Saturday of the school holidays and aims to provide a boost for local people and a chance for visitors to get a flavour and a taste of island life.

At 6pm the usual large crowds were gathered on the hillsides adjacent to Stornoway airport for the noise and speed of the annual Run What Ya Brung drag race. 

Cars of all shapes and sizes sped down the taxiway with occasional breakdowns adding to the fare for spectators.  

Meanwhile children played safely on the grassy slopes while fences and other security measure made sure that cars and spectators were well separated.  There was a range of refreshments available and the weather remained warm and with enough breeze to keep the midges at bay.