Local News for Friday 17th May 2019


Last Saturday, 11th May, over 50 choir members from Sir E Scott (junior and senior choir), Laxdale Primary, Stornoway Primary and The Nicolson Institute came together at Studio Alba on Seaforth Road, Stornoway, to record the Dìleab EP which will be available to buy in the summer.
Evelyn Coull Macleod, Multimedia Manager at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said:
“The EP will feature many of the songs which were performed at the sold out Dìleab concert in December. We do, of course, hope that the community will support the work done by the pupils once again by buying the EP when it’s launched later this summer. Whilst it is fantastic to see the progression of Dìleab as a project, it is even more rewarding for us to follow the pupils’ development and this EP gives them another platform to showcase their considerable talents.
“This is just the start of Dìleab 2019 and we have lots of other exciting plans to follow on from last year’s success. Very soon we will be releasing more details about a special gig in November 2019 involving our young people and top class bands.”
The Dìleab EP will feature local artist Willie Campbell, who wrote all the songs, along with other musicians from the community.



Ballot papers for postal voters in the Western Isles have been arriving on doormats, ready for the European Parliament election on Thursday 23 May 2019.
Malcolm Burr, Local Returning Officer, said:
“When you receive your postal voting pack, make sure you read and follow the instructions carefully before completing your ballot paper. Don’t forget to include your date of birth and signature on the postal voting statement. Follow the instructions in the pack to make sure your vote counts”
“Postal ballot papers must be received by the Returning Officer by 10pm on Thursday 23 May 2019. As soon as you have completed your ballot paper and postal vote statement place it in the envelope provided and return it to make sure that it is received in good time.”