Classic car enthusiasts from around the islands have already welcomed the sunshine taking their precious motors out for a run, but this weekend sees the first of the classic convoys which mark the summer season.

Members of Western Isles Classic Car Club (WICCC) will be out for their first run tomorrow (Saturday April 27th), with a gentle ride around the town centre and a tootle across the Braighe for a round tour of Point.

A familiar face will be taking part in the Stornoway Muddy Puddle walk this year.

Peppa Pig is currently in training for the walk, which will be held on Saturday May 4 in aid of Save the Children.  

The walk is being organised by local mums in conjunction with the Lewis branch of Save the Children. The event is also being supported by the Bayhead Community Association and with sponsorship from the Western Isles Lottery.

The Multimedia Unit at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are also assisting this year by providing a Gaelic element to some of the resources for the event.

Stornoway's first pro-Scottish Independence March will be held this Saturday (27 April.)

Organised by the Outer Hebrides For Independence group, the march has been planned as a family-friendly day with live music, stalls and face painting. Ceilidhs for attendees will also be held in the evening. 

In recent years, hundreds of independence marches have taken place all over Scotland. This Saturday’s march was created to allow pro-independence supporters from the islands to take place in an independence march closer to home.