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The annual Walk of Light to raise funds for Blood Cancer UK has been set for Friday 24 March, with walkers planning a 3k and a 5k walk at Coll beach.

Co-organiser Jaclyn Campbell said: “We hope to light up the night with torches, glow sticks and fairy-lights for a memorable walk.”

Participants are now being recruited to walk in memory of a loved one, to reflect on their own experiences, to support a loved one with blood cancer or to challenge themselves in the company of others.

It’s the second year that the Walk of Light has been held in the Western Isles, with last year’s event on the beach, together with walks by supporters around Stornoway, raising around £1,000 for blood cancer research.

There’s a sign-up page with further information about this year’s event at

Walkers will meet at the Outend, Coll end of the beach to set off at approximately 6pm and walk as the sun sets at 6.50pm. 

Those joining in are asked to bring along something to light up and are being offered a medal and some marshmallows round a firepit at the finish.

If you can’t walk, but you want to support those who are, there’s a fundraising page at

You can also follow what the relatively new Western Isles fundraising group are doing on their Facebook page at

The picture shows one of last year’s walkers for light in Stornoway (Blood Cancer UK – Western Isles).