Slideshow: Week in Pictures 19-3-15

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The Outer Hebrides Community Safety Partnership’s safety initiative “Smart Signs” was runner-up award in the category of “Innovative media campaign” at the Scottish Community Safety Network annual awards ceremony.

The Skye based charity Lucky2BHere has now joined forces with Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.

This is to enable them to continue and develop the programme of delivering basic first aid training with defibrillator use added on, out into the communities of the Islands and Highlands.

This now means the Heartstart Harris team will now be known as Lucky2BHere Harris.

A luxury sailing holiday firm which has sailed out of Stornoway for the past two years, has joined a US firm specialising in exclusive use charters.

Managing Director of Lord Jim Sailing and Yacht Captain Michael Romeling explains: “We already offer exclusive use of Lord Jim, a 24 metre steel ocean yacht which comfortably sleeps eight guests plus four crew.

“We are also starting new Winter Charters to the Canaries and Cape Verde Islands and offering new corporate packages covering staff incentive and performance boosting.”

Harris Voluntary Service celebrated their 50th anniversary last Friday with an Open Day in Tarbert Community Centre.

Pictured is Chair Gillian Scott-Forrest cutting the 50th Anniversary cake.

Award winning comedic writers Seonag Monk and Calum MacKinnon are bringing their hit Gaelic theatre comedy show to the Isles.

Gaol’s Gàire / Love and Laughter will embark on a five date tour at the end of March with performances in Lewis, Harris, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra.

The Point community was in fine singing voice during their recent Carols on Christmas Eve event in the Aird Community Centre. The event which was jointly organised by Sgoil an Rubha Scripture Union, The ABC Club and Point2Life, raised the magnificent sum of £315.03 for locally based mission Steadfast Global. Pictured receiving the donation from some of the enthusiastic members and leaders of The ABC Club, is Malcolm MacLeod of Steadfast.

At their annual dinner, a donation of £700 was raised by the employees of Alex Murray Construction for two local organisations, Bethesda Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support.

A further £300 was raised selling old windows and doors.

The company doubled the sum raised making a grand total of £2000.

Megan Shaw, volunteer with Alzheimer Scotland Lewis and Harris is pictured receiving the Ascent Level Saltire Award for completing over 500 hours of volunteering. Megan is a regular volunteer at the Solas Day Centre which provides therapeutic activities through dementia specific day care for people living with dementia and providing respite for their carers.

Bellann O’Brien, Development Worker, Western Isles Volunteer Centre, presented Megan with the award at a small ceremony at the Solas Day centre, Stornoway.