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The Tong Recreation Association (TRA) have announced the launch of a new mural competition as part of the new renovations at the Tong Playpark.

This summer will see a range of new equipment installed in the playground for local young people and families to enjoy. As part of this project the TRA want to include the creative designs of the local children to create a very special and unique play environment.

The TRA are asking primary-age children who live in Tong to submit their drawings based around the theme of ‘outside play’. The project is running in partnership with An Lanntair’s Full Circle project.  An Arts Worker will support volunteers of all ages from the community to collate the winning designs and paint a large mural on the playground wall.

TRA Vice Chair Kathryn Lamont Smith said, “We are so grateful to all the funders for their support of this project. The play park is such an important resource for young people in the village and the TRA are working hard to improve the facilities there. We hope the new playground will bring a colour and joy to so many, both young and old.  

This project has been made possible through the support of The National Lottery Awards for All, The Scottish Landfill Communities Fund and Third Sector Hebrides.

How can you take part:

  • Send your drawing based around the theme of ‘outside play’ to, Tong Hall, Tong, Isle of Lewis, HS20HS by September 30th.
  • Make sure to include your name, age, address and contact number.
  • All participants must be of primary school age and live in the Tong area.
  • The Tong Recreation Association is a group of local volunteers who work to run the hall and various activities for the local community.
  • Tong Hall celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016.
  • There are a variety of groups and clubs run from the hall including Youth Club and Caraidean, our group for senior citizens.
  • For more information please visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full Circle is a project run by An Lanntair which enables families to experience the arts together and to be creative. Full Circle reduces the barriers to participation by providing high quality, inspiring and free opportunities to access the arts. The project is funded through the Aspiring Communities Fund with support from the European Social Fund.