Bucky from Barvas up for Unsung Hero Award

Bucky and some of the kids who attend the Saturday training session SGD24469
Bucky and some of the kids who attend the Saturday training session SGD24469

LOcaL man Iain MacDonald, known to most as Bucky, is up for an unsung hero award for his work with the Westside Football Development Scheme.

The club has been running for three years now and with more than 60 kids from the local area and beyond taking part on Saturdays and Tuesdays it’s gone from strength to strength.

“We started it basically because there wasn’t really much happening over this side of the island,” Bucky explained. “A lot of the other football clubs have similar things on the go and over the years I’ve been involved in youth clubs so it’s something I was keen on doing.”

See this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out now, for the full interview.