Members of uniformed services and supporters of military charities are among the visits on a whistle-stop tour of Stornoway by a parliamentary spokesman on military affairs today (Thursday August 22nd).

Scottish Conservative MSP for West Scotland Maurice Corry is convener of the Scottish Parliament’s cross-party group on armed forces and the veterans’ community. He’s also a former territorial army officer and army reservist, his last posting serving with 7 Scots.

As well as meeting veterans and visiting island businesses, Mr Corry has been at Stornoway’s fire and police stations, listening to issues raised by serving officers. He’s due to call in at Stornoway RNLI lifeboat station later today, and yesterday met Louis Morrison of the Legion bikers, who has raised thousands of pounds for local charities.

Mr Corry is pictured meeting Sgt Tommy Stewart of 7 Scots, Stornoway, Fire Scotland’s community safety advocate Mairi Macdonald and Inspector Jane Nicolson, of Stornoway Police. (Pics Tommy Stewart).