There's been official praise today (Monday July 15th) for the sponsors who backed the successful Western Isles Islands Games team.

Prior to them leaving for the Games in Gibraltar, WIIGA’s main sponsor, The Scottish Salmon Company, presented the WIIGA squad with their official kit and hosted the final Team Briefing at the Harris & Lewis Smokehouse in Stornoway.  A further 'welcome back' event will take place at the start of August, which the Smokehouse say will be like a 'thank you' from the athletes and coaches to their families – a 'WIIGA Family Breakfast' from about 9am on Friday August 2nd.

The reopening of Carloway Broch is set to take longer than originally expected.

The visitor attraction was scheduled to reopen on 1 August.


Ten-year-old Aidan Mackenzie has set himself a target for this summer – to get into training for a massive sponsored challenge in Edinburgh.

Aidan, who’s in P5 at Sgoil nan Loch, has never done a sponsored walk before, but he’s joining his mum, Mairi, on the Edinburgh Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk in September.

At 10 years old, Aidan is just old enough to take on a big distance, so he and his mum are in for the 15.5 mile ‘Big Stroll.’ They’ll be raising funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity, which supports the West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow, an internationally renowned cancer centre and the busiest in the UK.