- Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014 08:42
Commonwealth flag flies
A flag was formally raised yesterday at the Comhairle to celebrate Commonwealth Day. It was the first such ceremony to be held in Stornoway, marking the year of the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow. Lord Lieutenant Sandy Matheson read out a message from the Queen which read: “I am pleased to learn that so many people will be taking part in the “Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth” initiative…which will see a record number of Commonwealth flags being raised on one day. I send my good wishes to all who are taking part.” Comhairle Convener, Cllr Norman MacDonald, led the ceremony, and five Youth Legacy Ambassadors from the Nicolson Institute read out the Commonwealth Affirmation. Young ambassadors Kara Hanlon and Connor Maclean then raised the flag.