Local News for Monday 11th January 2019


The finishing line is in sight as up to eight Elite athletes from the Outer Hebrides are set to benefit from the continuation of the pilot scheme designed to support travel costs to and from the islands to take part in sporting events.
The aim of this scheme is to help the elite athletes of the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland to gain better access to competitive and developmental opportunities available on the mainland.
Eight individuals could benefit in the Outer Hebrides with £1,500 available per person this year.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 15th February. To find out more about the scheme contact the Community Sports Hub Officer for your area: -
Those wishing to apply who live in Uist or Barra please contact Kevin Morrison – tel: 01870 603599; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
And those living in Lewis & Harris contact Euan Macleod – tel: 01851 822800; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Kinloch Historical Society are to hold the formal launch of the Kinloch Community Inclusion Project with the committee in attendance later in the week. The launch will take place in the Community Hub, located in the Old School, Balallan, on Friday 15th February at 3.30pm and all are invited to attend.

This fifteen-month project has been funded by the Aspiring Communities Fund, which is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Scottish Government.

The project’s aim is to find out what barriers and challenges are currently preventing social inclusion within Kinloch, and, with the assistance of key project partners, will look at new and innovative ways of tackling these issues.

Working alongside Kinloch Historical Society will be: Western Isles Health Board, Third Sector Hebrides, CNES Children and Social Services, Western Isles Citizens Advice Bureau and Langabhat Medical Practice.

The formal launch will provide the perfect occasion to meet the Kinloch Community Inclusion Officer, Gemma Malcolm, and the project partners. It also allows an opportunity for people to familiarise themselves with the project operations, and work plans for the future.