An upbeat festival weekend in Stornoway showed the town and islands off at their best, with police reporting the town centre in a good humour and with very little trouble in the streets.

Just two incidents at the arena site itself needed emergency action.

At 6.30pm on Saturday (July 21st) police were called to the entrance of the arena where a 66-year-old man was causing a disturbance. He was arrested and taken into police custody, where he has remained since. He’s been charged with breach of the peace and issued with a fixed penalty, and is expected to be released soon.

On Thursday (July 19th) Coastguard volunteers and Scottish Ambulance staff were called to help a man who had suddenly collapsed on the Castle Green while at the Hebridean Celtic Festival.

The Coastguard team used their new Viking All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) to move the man across the site where he received further medical care before being taken back to his home.

Police also reported that a man was arrested just before 4am on Saturday (July 21st) on Point Street after he caused a disturbance in the town centre.

He was charged with breach of the peace and issued with a fixed penalty before being released.