Depute Lord Lieutenant, Donald Martin, Comhairle Convener, Cllr Norman A MacDonald, and Factor of The Stornoway Trust, Iain MacIver

The sports playing field at Bayhead is now officially protected thanks to national charity Fields in Trust, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and The Stornoway Trust.

Protection with Fields in Trust provides a living legacy of outdoor recreational space across Scotland.

Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Cllr Norman A MacDonald said: “I’m delighted that we now have our own protected Field for the whole community to use. Over the years the field has remained a place for sport, quiet enjoyment of nature and community festivals and it is great to see this as part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympic games, held in London.”

Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, said: “We are delighted that Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and The Stornoway Trust have shown how much they value their community and its future by preserving their green space forever with Fields in Trust. Community green spaces such as this play such a vital role in maintaining a high quality of life for those around them,”