There are still places available for festive activities organised by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Sport and Elf department – but the online booking system is down, so all booking must be done in person.

Sport and Elf activities on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th December include special sessions for children aged 0 to primary 7.

A spokesman for Lewis Sports Centre said: “We have had some technical issues with our online booking system for Christmas motiv8 bookings, we have closed our online system whilst we try to resolve these. If you would like to book your child onto any classes in the meantime please call our reception on 01851 822800.”

There are also still places available for the 2019 Santa Walk/Jog/Run, to be run on Saturday (December 21st) and supporting the Lewis Branch of Cancer Research UK.

It’s open to old and young and Santa suits are available to collect now. Entry costs £6 for adults, including loan of a Santa suit, or £3 if you have your own. Youths are £4 including suit, or £2 if you bring your own, and tiny children dressed in Christmas clobber can take part for £1.

Please call 01851 822800 to book a place. The picture shows last year’s runners at full tilt along North Beach Street.