A series of Armed Forces events are taking place in June in Stornoway.
The information teams of 4 SCOTS (The Highlanders) and 7 SCOTS (51 Highland Regiment) are back up in Stornoway on June 7-8.
They will be in Perceval Square, Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais, Tesco and the Co-op.
A spokesman for the local Reserves says: “They can tell you about the many roles and opportunities that await as a regular or as a part-time paid volunteer reservist.
If you are working or busy during the day, there is to be an event called Look at Life on Thursday June 7, from 6-8pm being held in the Army Reserve Centre on Church Street, Stornoway.
“This event does exactly what it says on the tin. Come along get your hands on some of the equipment issued to our armed forces. Talk to the guys, get their experiences, see what roles you can undertake as a regular or as a Part time Reservist.”
On Saturday June 9th local people may well “hear the sounds of gunfire (don’t worry, it’s blank rounds been used) in the Arnish area as Reserves train up there as part of their company weekend training.”
At the end of the month there is Armed Forces Week (AFW).
The flag-raising to start AFW will be on Monday June 25 at 10am in Percival Square. This will then be taken down the following Monday (2nd July) after the Armed Forces Veterans march starting from the Bridge Centre, stepping of at 6. 30pm. “But we would ask anyone wishing to march to be there for 6pm. Point to note you don’t have to be a veteran to march as this is the year of youth – we would love it if some youth organisations also marched and showed their support for our Armed Forces. “
On Saturday June 30, “the Co-op has very kindly - for the second year running – agreed to host a veterans breakfast, from 9-10am, no money needed just pop along for a blether and a bacon or sausage roll.”
Also on Saturday June 30, there will be a veterans night hosted in the Drill Hall of the Army Reserve Centre.
“If you are ex Forces please do come along, or if you know of a veteran let them know, we would love to see some new faces or perhaps veterans who have not be to an event for some time.
“It’s a great opportunity to catch up and find out what else is happening in the veterans world. “