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With a day left until the luxury holiday draw, Eriskay’s online fundraiser for Ionad Eilean na h-Òige has more than doubled its original target.

At the time of writing today (Tuesday, January 24), the crowdfunder’s 197 supporters had raised £4,285, more than twice the £2,000 target.

The draw for a week’s accommodation on the island’s self-catering villa, Conan Mara, takes place tomorrow (Wednesday, January 25).

The JustGiving appeal for refurbishing the former Eriskay School into a community hub was launched in November after holiday operators Michael and Tara Mackinnon donated a week’s accommodation worth over £1000.

Their four-bedroom villa sleeps up to seven people and is located in the heart of Eriskay.

Renovation work of the former school is now well underway thanks to wide-ranging fundraising efforts by the Eriskay Historical Society. The school has been central to the island community for over a century.

As well as being a base for the historical society and the Eriskay Pony Society, Ionad Eilean na h-Òige will act as a visitor centre and incorporate a range of community facilities.