Midsummer Magic ahead

tonight (Friday) sees Uist and Barra welcome Lewis and Harris, Glasgow Island and Skye and Lochalsh to Benbecula for the annual Midsummer Tournament.

The ever-popular, and fiercely contested four-way football tournament is set to take place today with a pair of semi-finals, a third and fourth place play-off and a match to crown the winners.

Split between the pitch at Sgoil Lionacleit and the Dark Island pitch the semi-finals have paired Lewis and Harris with Skye and Lochalsh and the hosts against the holders (Glasgow Island) in the semi draw.

Each of the regions have named strong squads for what is sure to be a superb day of football action and evening of friendship and banter between the rival representations.

See the Gazette next week for full match reports, details and pictures from the competition, on sale Thursday, June 8, 2011.