Entries are now open for a chance to win a stage slot at HebCelt this summer.

The festival has partnered with Lews Castle College UHI to run the Showcase competition.

The winner will join the likes of Texas, Seasick Steve, Skipinnish, Julie Fowlis and Tide Lines in the HebCelt line-up.

Lews Castle College UHI has once again recruited engineering students from countries across Europe to study on BEng Hons Mechanical and Energy Engineering degree courses.

The degree courses offered at the college are highly rated by students and higher education institutions in France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany among others.

A number of teams from across the Islands gathered on Thursday 30 January at Lews Castle College to participate in the First Lego League “City Shaper” Western Isles Regional Tournament.

The competition which is staged around the world, is for children ranging from 9-16 years old and was the culmination of months of hard work (and fun!) where they had been building and programming their Lego Mindstorm robots and carrying out a research project.

The robots were brought to the tournament to battle it out in  “Robot Challenge” games on a pre-built Lego area with numerous obstacles that the robots had been programmed to work on.