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Tattoo Metagama summer extravaganza

An extravaganza of both local and international performers will entertain crowds during Tattoo Metagama week in August this year. This being organised by the Western Isles Community Society, the same ...

Mon 3 April

Fun and good company for lights switch-on

An evening of music, lights and good company brought Stornoway town centre to sparkling life for the first live Christmas lights switch-on since 2019 yesterday (Tuesday 29 November). Dancers, window d...

Fri 2 December


The Western Isles Lottery recently awarded Uist Community Riding School £3000 for the much needed renovation of their Club Room. This has allowed them to install heating, lighting, new flooring ...

Mon 14 November


The Western Isles Lottery are delighted to announce that Stornoway Town Hall will again be joining Poppy Scotland’s Poppy Appeal during Armistice Day and Remembrance Weekend Friday 11th November...

Mon 14 November

£2000 boost to music venture

A total of £2,000 went to the young musicians of Taigh Dhonnchaidh (Duncan’s House) in Habost, Ness for the purchase of a new performing stage, the Western Isles Lottery have announced. Th...

Thu 1 September

Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery Turns FIVE!

The Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery was launched in 2017 to help to inspire the communities of the Western Isles to come together and raise sustainable year-round funds online for the island communiti...

Tue 26 July

Top 20 Money Saving Tips

When times are tough, is it possible to save money and still be able to support your local community? Follow our top 20 money saving tips, and the answer will be ‘Yes’. Recent rises in the...

Mon 30 May

WIN A Luxury 3 Night Break

Do you want to relax, unwind and enjoy stunning views of the beautiful hills of Harris, Uig, Bernera and the world-famous Callanish Standing Stones? How about taking in the splendors from the on-site ...

Mon 28 February

Western Isles Lottery Celebrate Raising Over £250,000 For Our Communities

The local Lottery Team are celebrating their 4th Birthday this weekend by reaching the huge milestone of having distributed over quarter of a million pounds to communities across the Western Isles. F...

Thu 12 August

Funds raised this year


80.15% Complete

3206 tickets of our 4000 ticket goal