Slideshow - Review of the Year 2014 Part II


In July it was fun for all the family at the fifth Ness’ Gala Day.

In July two hundred and forty-one runners took on the might of the ever-popular Barrathon event.

July also saw the cast of the Commonwealth Youth Circus warming up for their street theatre show in Stornoway.


There was a sombre mood at the beginning of August and the North Tolsta Historical Society hosted a commemoration service in memory of village war heroes marking the anniversary of the outbreak of WWI.

Record breaker Gavin Orr clicking his heels with joy in August after breaking the Guiness World Record for the Fastest Marathon completed in Full Highland Dress.

Mid-August saw a Viking invasion! Here are some of the Beserkers raiding one of the Stornoway carnival floats.


In September Guga Hunter Murdo Ferguson unloading the boat with their harvest following a week on the rocky outcrop of Sulga Sgeir.

The Western Isles Branch of the Merchant Navy Association holding their Annual Merchant Navy Day Commemorative Service in September.

Stornoway Plastics Factory producing signs for the “Yes” referendum campaign in September.


In October Feis Bharraigh competed in the instrumental group, under 13 competition in the fourth annual Barra mod.

Local children getting active with Barra Watersports in October.

In October Commonwealth Games Judo gold medallist, Chris Sherrington, gets the Stornoway Junior Judo Club warmed up.


In November the Sharon Mackinnon School of Highland Dancing tried their luck at the Britain’s Got Talent auditions.

At the end of November Primary schools in the Western Isles raised money for Children In Need.

It was a fun Halloween for the toddlers of Tong at their annual party.


In December the Christmas Lights switch-on marked the start of the festive season.

The annual December Santa Run in Stornoway raised money for the Lewis branch of Cancer Research UK.

In December ‘An Alternative Christmas Carol’ finale with all the artists on stage took place at Stornoway’s Woodlands Centre.