If you were here for it last September, you'll remember it was fantastic, and the positivity this year has been AMAZING. We've still got a LOT of businesses to talk to, but, so far, these are the shops that are staying open late on Thursday 11th September…
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Scottish Hydro Shop
The Kitchen Centre
And these are the pop-up shops we've got coming to the centre (so far!)
Paint a Pot (also doing face painting!)
And to keep your strength up for all the shopping you’re going to be doing…
Nice 'n' Chilled (Ice cream van)
ANY business can join in, but remember there are limited (FREE) tables available for pop-up shops, so get in there quick! (2 tables may be assigned to you upon request, depending on demand)
Want to busk on the night?! Have any other ideas?!
Charity drive brings Céilidh to Town Hall
The Western Isles now has a new event on its packed social calendar – Ceilidh Hebrides. Based on an event that has run in Glasgow for the past decade, the inaugural event will take place in Stornoway Town Hall on 3rd October 2014.
Award winning ceilidh band Deoch ‘n‘ Dorus will travel to Stornoway for what promises to be a fantastic evening of music and dance in aid of Action for Children Scotland. Those lucky enough to get their hands on a ticket will also have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes at the auction and raffle.
Action for Children Scotland has been supporting children and their families across the Western Isles since 1998. The charity employs around 40 people locally and at any time will work with 100 – 120 children. Much of their work goes on quietly behind the scenes. It is very much a local service for local people and every single penny raised by Ceilidh Hebrides will be spent locally.
Tickets are limited, cost £10, and are available in Stornoway from Spar convenience store at Manor Garage, Harris Tweed Hebrides shop and the EVENTS newspaper office on Rigs Road, not far from Tesco.
Nominate your local Health Hero
This is the last chance to nominate your local Health Hero for Top Award.
With the deadline approaching, there are now only days left to nominate your Western Isles Healthcare Hero for a top award.
Every year, the Scottish Health Awards recognise and reward dedicated NHS staff, support workers, volunteers and specialist teams who go the extra mile to provide outstanding patient care.
Nominations are being sought from those who want to acknowledge the quality of treatment they have received, either for themselves or a loved one.
Whether in hospital, in the community, in a GP surgery, or at the dentist, this is an opportunity to reward the people who give so much, helping the NHS provide world-class care to the people of Scotland.
There are 16 award categories, including the Nurses Award, the Volunteers Award, the Top Team Award and the renowned Doctors Award.
The awards will culminate in a prestigious award ceremony on the 6 November 2014 at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.
NHS Western Isles Chief Executive, Gordon Jamieson, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise those who provide the very best healthcare to people across the Western Isles. Our staff work hard to ensure that local services are delivered to the highest standards.
“Make sure you nominate your local healthcare hero and give them the recognition they deserve.”
To nominate your healthcare hero click here. The closing date for nominations is Monday 8 September.