Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has invested £340,000 in new gym equipment at all four
sports centres in the Western Isles.
The gym at the Lewis, Harris, Liniclate and Castlebay facilities will be closed for
a period this week as the equipment is installed.
The surplus equipment being replaced is being distributed to community groups in
Ness, Bernera, and South Uist amongst others.
Catriona Stewart, chair of education and children’s services, said: “This demonstrates
the comhairle’s continued commitment to providing the best possible sports facilities
throughout the Western Isles and to support members of the public to lead healthy
and active lifestyles.
“I also warmly welcome the resulting community benefit which will see community centres
and various community groups from Daliburgh to Ness, receive the existing equipment
which had been used and well maintained at the four main sports centres.
“Our rural communities will now be in a better position to support and to encourage
local health and wellbeing activities and events.”