Additional patient areas have been created at Western Isles Hospital.

Two local firms supported NHS Western Isles in removing excess materials to make way for the patient areas.

NHS Western Isles commented: "DR Macleod kindly provided a trailer for use and has also offered to transport any stock or equipment associated with COVID-19 free of charge to hospitals within the Outer Hebrides.

"Meanwhile O'Mac provided vehicles and a group of employees to assist relocating equipment to be stored in a storage facility nearby. In addition, they have also offered NHS Western Isles use of their employees and vehicles to use in any way."

Mr. Lachlan Mac Pherson, NHS Western Isles Hospitals Manager, said: “We are most grateful for the support of both these local companies.

"We continue to be overwhelmed at the kindness and generosity offered from local businesses and individuals at this time, which we are most grateful for.”