Coastguard officers were out and about around the Western Isles throughout the past sunny weekend, supporting Highlands and Islands Police as they kept up patrols to reinforce the Covid-19 ‘Stay at Home’ message.

And according to their message yesterday (Sunday 19 April) the Western Isles community is getting a pat on the back for their self-restraint, enjoying their own gardens but not making unnecessary journeys to island beauty spots.

The statement from HM Coastguard Western Isles, Skye and Lochaber said: “Our patrols this weekend revealed the communities of Western Isles and Skye are largely following public health advice to stay home during the covid-19 crisis.

“Thank you all for the waves and well-wishes. Together we’ll protect the NHS, saves lives and beat covid-19. Enjoy the video of some stunning west coast scenery amidst glorious weather.

You can see the whole video here: www.facebook.com/hmcoastguardwesternislesskyeandlochaber/videos/220651642703406

Pictures show some of our local teams out and about in Harris and Ness.