Winter weather couldn’t spoil the spectacle of the Christmas lights switch-on in Stornoway on Friday evening (December 7th) – especially as the town centre gained two new landmarks.

These two splendid sculptures by Uisdean Paterson show the benefit the isles are getting from the spirit of co-operation between organisations enhancing the town centre.

Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery added the new eagle bench to Perceval Square, and the monarch stag was commissioned by Stornoway Amenity Trust with funding from Point and Sandwick Trust.

Both photographs are by Scott Davidson.