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Several thousand people had fun in the sun at the Lewis Carnival yesterday (Saturday August 4th) as the sunny warm weather brought huge crowds out on to the streets - and gave what many described as a Mediterranean-feel to the centre of town.

Point and Sandwick Trust, in collaboration with a number of industry partners (Wood, Siemens-Gamesa, Engie, ITM, CMAL, Johnston Carmichael and Ferguson Marine) have published a feasibility study to assess the suitability of using hydrogen produced from local wind farms to power future ferry services operating in the Western Isles and West Coast of Scotland.

Of the nine routes analysed, the highest-scoring route using a small ferry on a short crossing was from Barra to Eriskay and the highest scoring route using a large ferry on a long crossing was from  Stornoway to Ullapool.

There's been official praise today (Monday July 15th) for the sponsors who backed the successful Western Isles Islands Games team.

Prior to them leaving for the Games in Gibraltar, WIIGA’s main sponsor, The Scottish Salmon Company, presented the WIIGA squad with their official kit and hosted the final Team Briefing at the Harris & Lewis Smokehouse in Stornoway.  A further 'welcome back' event will take place at the start of August, which the Smokehouse say will be like a 'thank you' from the athletes and coaches to their families – a 'WIIGA Family Breakfast' from about 9am on Friday August 2nd.