Youngsters are invited to send their rainbow pictures in to NHS Western Isles.

Over the past few weeks, pictures of rainbows have appeared in windows as a way to cheer up people who walk past them and as a message of thanks to local frontline NHS staff.

NHS Western Isles is now appealing for people to send in photos of their rainbow pictures so they can be shared online (with some in print) – particularly for those who are self-isolating indoors.

Gordon Jamieson, NHSWI Chief Executive said: “We are inviting children to share their rainbow drawings which we will promote on our social media channels and within various NHS sites across the Outer Hebrides.”

“The aim is to bring a smile to people’s faces during this difficult time as well as providing something for the children to do while they are off school and missing their friends.”

Budding artists are told there is no set criteria, just that images be of rainbows and feature bright colours – something that will brighten everyone’s day and bolster community spirit!

To take part, images can be sent as a private message to the NHS Western Isles Facebook page, Twitter account (@NHSWI) or by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

However, the public are asked not to send in their pictures by post.

The pictures shows Katie Morag and Seonag from Scalpay with their drawings.