Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has invested £340k of capital funding to install new gym equipment at all four centres throughout the Western Isles.

The gym facilities at the Lewis, Harris, Liniclate and Castlebay Sports Centres will be closed for a period of time this week, with the most modern equipment in Scotland being installed at all four locations.

Councillor Catriona Stewart, Chair of Education and Children’s Services, said: “This demonstrates the Comhairle’s continued commitment to providing the best possible sports facilities throughout the Western Isles and to support members of the public to lead healthy and active lifestyles. I also warmly welcome the resulting community benefit which will see community centres and various community groups from Daliburgh to Ness, receive the existing equipment which had been used and well maintained at the four main sports centres. Our rural communities will now be in a better position to support and to encourage local health and wellbeing activities and events.”

Communities such as Ness, Bernera, and Southend are amongst the communities benefiting from the equipment. For more information, please phone your local centre or check their Facebook page.