A massive amount of shoeboxes, nearing 1300, were donated and collected by the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal in Lewis and Harris.
All the boxes donated will be heading to Romania soon to aid and assist the less fortunate and organisers have issued their thanks to all who donated and helped in the collection of the boxes.
One of NHS Western Isles’ School Nurses is preparing for a close shave (quite literally) along with her daughter, when both ladies shave their heads for a very good cause.
Jill Donnelly, who is based at Springfield Road Health Centre, was persuaded by daughter, Emma (23) to join her in shaving her head for charity. Emma is donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment. All money raised will be donated to this year’s Children in Need.
A mother and daughter have shared a Highland graduation ceremony - picking up awards from the University of Stirling.
Seonaid MacKay and her daughter Fiona - both nurses from Lewis - received degrees at the University’s graduation ceremony in Inverness recently.
Remembrance Day ceremonies took place at War Memorials across the Islands. At the ceremony at the Lewis War Memorial in Stornoway with the Lord Lieutenant of the Western Isles, Sandy Matheson laying a wreath, along with a representative of the local Army Cadets Force (ACF).
The ACF marched down the hill after the service, as a lone piper played the Flowers of the Forest.
More than 30 pupils of Lionel School stood in protest of plans to close the school’s secondary departments on Thursday, November 6th.
Along with the protest 454 consultation letters were handed over to the Comhairle’s Director of Development, Calum Iain Maciver, in support of keeping Lionel Secondary open.
After collecting the letters Councillor Maciver thanked the students for bringing them to the council building in Stornoway.
In addition to the consultation letters there was also a petition of 560 signatures handed to the council in support of Lionel Secondary. An online petition had also, at that time, gathered a further 226 signatures
Car transport on the ferry service between Stornoway and Ullapool will undergo an estimated suspension of four to six weeks early next year.
Ullapool Harbour trust have announced plans for works on the car ramp that will be upgraded to two lanes.
On Friday 31st October, the children were joined by the pre-schoolers and they all enjoyed a spooky Halloween party in Northbay Hall.
All of the children put in a fabulous effort with their costumes and the judges had a very difficult time picking winners.
Nicolson Institute Junior Librarians have now undergone their training. They will be shadowing the more experienced workers over the next few weeks and, said Library Assistant Ms Morrison,”We are very happy to welcome them to the team.”