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A major evening event is planned as part of the Remembering Together project which aims to create a memorial of the years of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Remembering Together aims to provide a creative way of processing the loss and change that we have experienced. It also celebrates the ways in which resiliant communities have come together during these difficult times.

The Western Isles is one of 32 local authority areas across Scotland that will co-create a memorial that is reflective of the way in which local people want to mark this incredibly turbulent period. From losing loved ones to financial hardship and cancelled plans, Covid has affected everyone. They say: "We recognise of course, that the effects are still ongoing and that they haven’t been felt equally across society .

"Our key objective is to bring people together to create a memorial that is relevant to communities, is aware of the wide range of experiences people are having, welcomes people to co-create safely and in a range of ways, and allows those involved to express honestly what this time means for them."

There will be a free Ceilidh and Exhibition Opening featuring music from Willie Campbell & Friends at Macaulay College Friday 20th January from 7-9pm

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Organisers say: "Join us for a night of music and art on the farm. Remembering Together will present ideas and artwork contributed by people from around the Western Isles towards the creation of a community Covid memorial. This is your chance to see what direction the project is heading in and to have your say. Come and get involved in creative activities on the night and help shape the outcome of the project.

"Music for the evening is provided by the ever brilliant Willie Campbell & Friends playing a range of their own material and covers. Willie kept spirits high during lockdown with a series of fantastic online gigs. The action will be taking place in the intimate surroundings of Macaulay College’s newly refurbished (and insulated!) barn and we’ll have hot food and drinks on hand to keep you toasty on a January evening.

"Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear, bring a torch if possible.

"The exhibition will be open to view by appointment on Saturday 21 and 28 between 11am and 3pm and in the week during college opening hours (23 – 27, 10am - 3pm) by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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