The Western Isles Branch of Alzheimers Scotland is holding a Disney-themed Quiz Night on Friday 24th August at 7:30pm at the Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway.

The group said that some time ago they had to cancel their Disney Ball planned for that night as there was too little support.

The funds raised from the quiz will go to the Solas Day Centre to support people with Dementia and their families.

They say that “without wanting to completely disappear from Western Isles Lottery’s Disney Themed weekend, we have made the decision to host a Disney Themed Quiz instead of our Disney Themed Ball.

“Not to worry, not all the questions will be Disney Themed for those of you who appreciate a good old quiz, but it would be wise to brush up on your knowledge 

“Please share and we hope to see lots of you there as we have still have an absolutely cracking raffle to host!”

Meanwhile, this year’s Alzheimer Scotland Western Isles Memory Walk is planned to take place on Saturday September 8th (weather dependent).

The walk starts from the Bridge Centre, Bayhead at 12.30pm and is a 5K accessible route through the Lews Castle Grounds down past Cuddy Point to the viewpoint at the mouth of the Creed and then returning to the Bridge Centre.

 There will be support from walk leaders to explain the route on the day.

There are over 93,000 people living with dementia in Scotland, and tens of thousands of unpaid carers, often partners and family members, supporting them.  Alzheimer Scotland hold Memory Walks all over Scotland every year to raise vital funds and to raise awareness of the discrimination, isolation and stigmatisation faced every day by people living with dementia and their loved ones.

Last year saw a fall in numbers supporting the event so the organization are hoping that people will be able to come along and show their support.

Marion MacInnes, Service Manager for Western Isles, said: “Memory Walks are a great way to raise awareness and all the much-needed funds raised will be used locally to support ongoing activity.

“We are hoping for a good turn out and of course a bit of sunshine would be nice!”

Registration is from 12pm at the Bridge Centre, Bayhead. Admission is £10 for adults and under 16 year olds are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult. Alzheimer Scotland Tshirts are also available from £5 on the day.

If anyone wishes to register beforehand they can visit the Dementia resource Centre, 18 Bells Road on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9am-2pm.   For information please contact the group on 01851 702123.

For general information please contact Marion MacInnes, Service Manager Alzheimer Scotland on 01851 702123 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.