The horrendous weekend weather forced the postponement of the launch of the Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery on Saturday afternoon.

The launch was due to take place in Perceval Square at 4pm, and was set to feature a performance from Highland Dancers and a selection of tunes from Lewis Pipe Band.

A spokesperson said: "We can only apologise for having to postpone Saturday's Lifestyle Lottery Launch Event due to the dreadful weather conditions.

"Our Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery website remains LIVE and we will reschedule the Launch Event - and make it bigger and better for all at a later date. Watch this space!!!"

She added: "We cannot thank you enough for your support over this first weekend. We are already on schedule to raise in excess of £13,104 per year for improvements - AMAZING!!"