Local News for Friday 2nd November 2018
W.I.L.L. TO FUND FACELIFT FOR CLACH AN TRUSHAL
The Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery have announced funding raised up until end December 2018 by Supporters in the Ness & Westside Area will be awarded to the Committee of Airidhantuim Community Council to upgrade a local tourist attraction.
Sited in the village of Ballantrushal on the west side of the Island, Clach an Trushal, or the "Stone of Compassion", is said to be the tallest standing stone in Scotland.
The 5,000 year old stone, a popular Tourist attraction for coach tours, stands approximately 19 ft tall, and is approx. 6.0 ft wide.
A parking area is situated close by for the many coach tours that visit However, the stone itself and its surrounding area are in need of a facelift.
Airidhantuim Community Council aim to have a descriptive plaque made for the stone and improve the surrounding area as well as upgrading the pathway leading to it.
Residents in the Ness & Westside Area can find out more information about this project online at www.westernisleslottery.co.uk
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Local News for Thursday 1st November 2018
ISLES MP STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION
Na h-Eileanan an Iar MP Angus MacNeil attended the parliamentary launch of CSW’s toolkit on freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) recently.
The event saw the launch of humans rights organisation CSW’s toolkit on FoRB.
The newly-published toolkit recognises the important role of MPs and Peers in advocating for FoRB in the global context where more than three-quarters of the world’s population live in countries with severe restrictions on their religious freedom.
Mr MacNeil said: ‘I was pleased to attend CSW’s event and collect a copy of their toolkit on FoRB alongside receiving up to date briefings on the situation of FoRB around the world from CSW’s expert advocates.
‘I am committed to standing up for this fundamental human right, and urge the UK Government to do all it can to promote, protect and enable the enjoyment of FoRB for every religious community around the world without discrimination’.
Read more: Local News for Thursday 1st November 2018