Santa was escorted to the Stornoway Christmas Lights Switch-On by members of the Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Team on Friday night
Coastguard Rescue Teams around the Western Isles were kept busy as Storm Caroline brought in the winter weather.
On Wednesday (December 6th), members of Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Team assisted Western Isles Police in monitoring the Braighe causeway in Lewis during the period over high tide as waves were overtopping the sea wall.
The islands’ Coastguard Teams were out again on Friday (December 8th) as Barra Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked at 0928 hours to prepare the helicopter landing site at Saint Brendan’s Hospital for the Coastguard Helicopter R199 to carry out a medical evacuation.
And due to weather and road conditions on Friday on Lewis, members of the Breasclete and Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Teams assisted NHS Western Isles with patient transfer, transporting a patient to Stornoway for treatment and later returning him home.
But it was not all work as on Friday Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Team also escorted Santa to ensure he was in town for the annual Christmas Lights Switch-on.
Winter weather continues in the islands today as the Met Office issue another Yellow weather warning for snow and ice today.
The warning covers between 3pm today (Monday, December 11th) and 11am tomorrow (Tuesday, December 12th), as wintery showers may bring some fresh snowfalls.
The Chief Forecaster’s assessment details: “Showers, falling as a messy mix of rain, sleet and snow, will push into northern and eastern parts of the UK on Monday afternoon and last through much of the night.
“These will lead to icy stretches forming as surface temperatures rapidly fall below freezing from early Monday evening. Some small further snow accumulations are also possible in places.”