An ambitious project to map emigrants from the islands and tell their stories was launched on Friday evening (May 31st) in Harris.

Isle of Harris Distillery has linked up with Bill Lawson of the Seallam! visitor centre in Northton to start the project, which will link personal memories with interactive technology to chart the settlement of Hebrideans worldwide.

The Donald Stewart Memorial Trust award for 2019 has been won by Hannah Macleod, from Tarbert, Harris, a 6th year pupil in Sir E Scott School.  

Despite a number of extremely strong nominations for the Award, the Trust decided unanimously that this year’s award be made to Hannah. 

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s (SCO) Wind Ensemble will be performing in Tarbert on Wednesday June 26th.

This is part of a tour beginning on South Uist at St Peter’s Hall in Daliburgh on 24 June, then Carnish Village Hall in North Uist on 25 June, Tarbert Community Centre on 26 June before bringing the tour to a close at Stornoway’s An Lanntair on Thursday 27 June.