The recent passing of well-known young Lewis footballer Jordan Macleod has provoked widespread expressions of grief amongst the footballing communities in Carloway, Stornoway and beyond.

On its public Facebook Page, Carloway Football Club said: “Everyone at Carloway Football Club would like to express their condolences to the family and friends of Jordan Macleod following his sad passing yesterday.

“Jordan made a massive impact in his time with Carloway and a big contribution towards the club’s league title success.

“His personality, commitment and ability shone through and players, management and fans all took the wee man to heart.

“The reaction of the players and crowd when he scored his first goal for the club up in Ness said everything about how we felt about him. Rest in peace, wee Jordy.”

Club statistics show that Jordan played 21 times for Carloway, scoring five times with seven assists as well.

On its public Facebook Page, Stornoway United Football Club said: “It’s hard to express how deeply sad we all feel for the passing our friend Jordan Macleod.

“Jordy was always a team player when he with us at junior level. He always played with a shining smile on his face and we were very proud to have him play alongside us.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and can only hope that a little ease can come from knowing how highly thought of Jordy was by us all. “

Among the many tens of comments, journalist John Macleod said: “As has happened sadly too often, another tragedy on Lewis at New Year. Jordan, only twenty, was well known and highly thought of.”

Mairi Maciver said the loss was “Devastating news, just heartbroken for his whole family!! Couldn't meet a nicer friendlier guy, Great talent.” He’s going to be “sorely missed by lots.”

Fraser Macdonald said: “So sorry to hear about the passing of Jordy. He was a credit to the team.”

George Patience from Avoch AFC said: “Sincere condolences to his family and friends from all at Avoch AFC.”

In recent years, Carloway has been a highly successful team, being Lewis and Harris League champions in 2013 and 2017, winning the Acres Boys Club trophy in 2013 and 2016; the Jock Stein Cup in 2013; the Lewis Cup in 2012: Eilean an Fhraoich Cup and 2016 and 2017; and the Co-op Cup 2012.