Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery has hit £100,000 raised for local lifestyle improvements within 18 months of launching – and they say everyone taking part deserves congratulations.

The lottery organisers, Western Isles Community Society, announced the landmark moment on Saturday (February 2nd) ahead of the latest clutch of winners in the weekly draw.

Over £71,500 has now been donated to projects across the Western Isles, and almost £29,000 shared in winnings – prizes this week went to participants in Edinburgh, South Uist and Marybank.

The Lottery works on the basis that each week’s ticket purchases are added up to create a pot for prizes, with 60% of the £1-per-ticket cost going to a fund which supports projects from the Butt to Barra.

Projects supported have included Christmas lights in Stornoway town centre, a local Lego club in Stornoway library, new toilets at Eoropie Play Park in Ness and a café for older people run by young residents in North Lochs.