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Amenity improvements at Lewis War Memorial area

16 March 2017

The new shelter will provide protection from the rain



Three councillors have spearheaded amenity improvements around the Lewis War Memorial.


A portable shelter will be use in bad weather during the annual Remembrance Sunday service while an overgrown access route has been cleared.


Councillors Roddie Mackay and Iain Mackenzie used their ward priority fund to improve the pathway which leads off the top of Stewart Drive to the memorial.


Cllr Roddie Mackay explained: “It had got very untidy and we thought the memorial and what it stood for deserved better.


“We got funds together and engaged Calmax Construction who did an excellent job of improving the area.”


Cold, wet and windy weather on the last two Remembrance Sundays prompted the councillors to provide a demountable shelter which would at least protect those leading the service.


ain Mackenzie sourced the shelter and joined with Stornoway North councillors, Roddie Mackay and Iain Macaulay, to contribute ward funds to purchase it.


The shelter will be in storage when not in use.


The three councillors gave their fulsome thanks to the two local businesses for their support - Calmax Construction which are creating the installation at no cost and D R Macleod, haulier, who transported the unit to the island for free.