A winter show and sale of livestock this weekend will raise money for two charities which support parents who have been bereaved at or soon after their child’s birth.

The show is the second to be organised by Stacey Easton and Murdie Maciver, who sadly lost their own baby boy, James Murdo Maciver, in October 2017.

Their last event at Lewis and Harris Auction Mart event was a great success, so they are hosting another charity sheep show, auction and raffle this Saturday, 7 March, with 14 classes of sheep to be judged.

Proceeds will be split between the Western Isles Hospital maternity unit and the charity SIMBA (Simpsons Memory Box Appeal), which helps bereaved parents to preserve memories of their child.

Raffle prizes so far donated include a football signed by Rangers legends Ronnie Mackinnon, John Greig and Derek Parlane, a CalMac voucher and £100 to spend at the Harbour Kitchen restaurant in Stornoway.

Murdie himself will be auctioning two prime gimmers, one of which has been scanned with twins and another with a single lamb. Half a pig will also be auctioned on the night.

The auction begins at 2pm on Saturday and is at the auction mart building at Steinish.