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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 visitors alike.

“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 Centre Association.

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.