Over £2,000 was given to Commun Eachdraidh Nis (Ness Historical Society) earlier this month,

The directors and staff received a cheque for £2,093.30 from the proceeds raised by supporters of the Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery in the Ness/Westside area.

The funds will go towards carrying out external work to the former Cross school building which Commun Eachdraidh Nis took over from CnES in 2011. 

Extensive renovations have already been completed, extending and transforming the old school building into a modern museum with archive and artefact storage facilities as well as a public café.

Anne Macleod, Development Manager, said: “This is a fantastic boost to help us complete the final items on our external works programme and would not have been possible without locals from the Ness and Westside Area Supporting the now very successful Western Isles Lottery to whom we are very grateful."

Janet Paterson of the WILL Committee said: “We are delighted to have been able to support such a significant project which will be of great benefit to the local community."