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The funerals of three well known Lewis men have taken place.


Kenneth Sutherland was buried today in Sandwick cemetery. For the past three decades the 78-year old, who lived in Laxay, South Lochs, was the owner of the Stornoway town centre pub business, the Lewis Bar.


Ian Mitchell died suddenly at his home in Stornoway Matheson Road, aged 83 years. Mr Mitchell trained as a motor engineer and later took over the family bus and garage business, known locally as Mitchell buses, set up by his father.


He was a past president of Stornoway Rotary Club and founder member of the Western Isles Classic Car Club. He was also keen on local history and hill walking.


Former island radio star, Kenny Macleod, was found dead at his home in Airdrie. He hailed from Grimshader, Lewis, and became a listeners’ favourite after volunteering for Stornoway radio station, Isles FM, about 12 years ago.


His catchphrase “there you go” stuck and a song was later written about him. He worked as a minibus driver for Western Isles Council for a period. Latterly, he lived between Lewis and the central belt, often presenting radio shows while on island.



Deaths of well known Lewis men

4 January 2017