The people of the Western Isles are being thanked for their growing support of the Social Media Activities Programme run by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

The Programme has been designed to help keep people entertained during lockdown and was launched at the start of April.

Since then thousands of people across the world have participated in the Activities.The past week saw engagement reach an all time high with Willie Campbell performing on Friday and Norrie Tago Maciver on Saturday; between them they amassed views of over 35,000.

Willie Campbell said: “The cèilidhs have become a Social gathering online. People interact and chat with each other while the gig’s happening and chat to the performers too, they're most certainly pulling people together during a difficult time. It has been a pleasure to contribute.”

One viewer who tuned in to watch Norrie ‘Tago’ Maciver said: “Thank you for this wonderful evening, enjoying your music from Australia. Looking forward to the next one! “

The Comhairle would like to thank all the talented individuals who have contributed towards the Activities Programme so far and appreciates their efforts to keep people entertained during these difficult times.

The week Iain ‘Costello’ Maciver will be performing at 9pm on Friday and Saturday night will see Rosie Sullivan performing at 9pm.

Sophie Marsh has also provided another excellent yoga session and Thursday’s quiz will take place at 7:30pm with a new Quiz Master.