A fundraising drive is underway to provide indoor play equipment for infants in the
Uig district of Lewis.
The Uig Community Centre project aims to fill the gap in facilities for young children
in the area and boost playtime at the busy community hub.
The committee who run the popular centre, which includes a seasonal café and museum,
are looking to improve amenities for pre-school children by purchasing soft play
equipment and large play items for indoor play.
Striving to attract more families to visit and to settle in this beautiful part of
Lewis, the committee have identified a gap in the services they provide.
Plans for playtime boost at Uig Community Centre
16 Nov 2017
An association spokesperson said: “We need people in Uig and providing small things
such as more play facilities would make a huge difference for resident families and
“If we could provide good quality, larger items for soft play and physical activity
for the wet and windy days, this would create opportunities for interaction, stimulation
and socialisation for the families who live locally all year round.”
It would benefit visitors who could pass some time at the cafe and museum which,
along with the large community hall, are part of the complex run by Uig Community
In addition, it is hoped to start a club for the younger children to attend which
would involve football and soft tennis as there are two fathers locally who are coaches.
The centre has been chosen as the first project in the Uig/Lochs/Breasclete area
to benefit from funds from the Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery.
All funds from tickets sales in the area will go towards the centre’s project from
now until the end of the December.