One of the Comhairle’s newest graduate recruits is doubling up on his essential role in the community – by maintaining links with his mainland football team.

Eachainn Miller of Carloway has recently returned to the island to take up a post with the Comhairle’s communications team, after achieving a first class honours degree in journalism from the University of Stirling.

But Eachainn, who was a regular player of the year for Carloway FC during his island playing days, has decided he can’t give up his place with Clachnacuddin FC, after signing for them in June last year.

So he’ll be making the regular round trip each weekend from home in the Western Isles to Inverness, to take his midfield spot every time the Lilywhites play.

22-year-old Eachainn told the Inverness Courier on Friday (24 July): ““Travelling is going to be a big part of my life, but I am happy to do that.

“I have a friend in Inverness who is letting me stay over which allows me to make it work, which is appreciated.

"But I will never be able to do a game in a day any more, this is going to be my weekends from now on.”

Colin George Morrison, media coordinator for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said that Eachainn has already made a significant contribution to the Comhairle’s communications during the pandemic.

Pictures show Eachainn at home in Lewis with his degree certificate (CnES) and on the field with Clachnacuddin FC.