Slideshow Review of the Year Part One


Hardy Souls on the annual Flett Trek - the annual temperature-braving, logic-defying splash around the picturesque hills of Rhenigidale and Urgh.

Rangers Club delighted by visit of Euro Legends to the Lewis and Harris Rangers Club in January.

Sixty-nine year old Alistair Pratt with his labrador Tess in January as they plan to undertake a 210 mile charity run to raise funds for Macmillan

cancer Support.


The first ever Rotary club Swimathon in February saw over 100 islanders - old and young - get involved to help raise funds to put an end to Polio across the world.

Norwegian Vessel, Ronja Viking, hit Stornoway Harbour Pier No.1 in February causing damage to herself, two other boats and the pier.

Stornoway was hit by flooding in February. Pictured paddling down the streets are local surfers Rodney Jamieson and Douglas Forbes with Tara the dog.


A stunning image of the Aurora over the Callanish Stones in March. Image courtesy of Colin Campbell.

Commonwealth Clyde stopped to visit youngsters at the West Side School on his Island’s School Tour in March.

The An Lanntair Dance Company wowed the audience with their Jazz number at Ullapool Dance Festival in March.


Alex Salmond taking a selfie with Murray and Maia Murray Pickering at MG ALBA studios in April.

Fifteen young people from the Pairc and Kinolch area planted 100 native broadleaved trees at Aline Community Woodland as part of the Duileag Leaf Project in April.

A new nature observatory facility was opened at Loch Stapabhat in April by Roy Dennis MBE, pictured with Agnes Rennie, Chair of Urras Oighreachd Chabhsainn.


Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band received a visit from World Class drummer Alan Craig.

Competitors paced themselves for the Stornoway Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run in May. Andrew Joyce was the first runner across the line.

A Lifeboat Open Day was held in Leverburgh Village Hall to support Leverburgh RNLI Lifeboat. There was a special visit from RNLI’s mascot, Stormy Stan.


Donnie Nicholson led 7 fellow rowers 100 miles from Portree to St Kilda to raise cash for RNLI and Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers.

Alistair Darling in Stornoway in June, raising support for the ‘Better Together’ campaign

The Lewis Pipe Band completing their first summer parade in Perceval Square, Stornoway