Western Isles businesses and individuals affected by Coronavirus closures are turning to technology to stay active.

Live-streaming, Skype and other online activity are all being explored as tools to keep people in touch as venues close and families isolate.

Leading the change to tech is Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes of South Uist, who reacted to the increasing number of cancellations in her summer diary by suggesting online singing lessons.

She said: “Like so many of my fellow singers and musicians who have suddenly had their diaries cleared, I am thinking of setting up skype lessons in Gaelic singing. So if anyone is interested in using the time in the next few months to learn Gaelic songs, private message me!”

Point’s Carly Yoga, pictured below, made exercise, mindfulness and calm her mission with her first live broadcast on Monday 16 March. She said: “This will be a class to move mindfully in our bodies and to bring some calm amongst our global storm.”

And Hebrides Dance and Wellbeing’s Kirstie Anderson has rallied quickly from the disappointment of closing down her classes yesterday.  Kirstie said: “I'm trying to 100% embrace this whole online malarkey, but as I've not quite started playing with the options yet - watch this space. If not tonight, I'll be starting a full online timetable next week!”