Lewis resident detained in Israel

Ian Stewart Hargreaves
Ian Stewart Hargreaves

A Lewis resident is among a group of human rights activists arrested and detained in Israel.

Ian Stewart-Hargreaves, 73, who runs a silversmith crafts business from his home in Carloway, was among the group travelling to the country to visit Bethlehem.

Israeli officials have said the group would be deported once airline space became available.

Mr Stewart-Hargreaves is one of four Scots in the group who are part of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

He is a former Anglican Priest but retired to Lewis to work as as Silversmith.

He first came to the island when he was exploring Early Church sites.