The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has expressed support for those suffering from the effects of the earthquake in Nepal

Convener Norman A MacDonald said: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those suffering the effects of the earthquake in Nepal. The scale of this disaster is extensive and the response should be on a similar scale. These people need our help.

"The people of the Western Isles have already shown themselves to be generous with local businesses, schools, voluntary organisations and individuals making considerable efforts of assistance. I commend those efforts and would urge people throughout the Islands to lend further support by donating whatever they can afford."

Donations to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal can be made here

The photo below shows Nicolson Institute pupils fundraising for the Nepalese Earthquake Disaster.