Baby Bank

Baby BankAs every family knows, babies can be costly!

To help local parents, the Salvation Army (Stornoway Corps) have recently opened a Baby Bank in Stornoway.  The Baby Bank offers a collection of good quality preloved baby clothes and equipment available free of charge to any parent to help them with the costs of having and raising a baby.

As well as donations of baby clothes warmly received, nappies, wipes and toiletries are also gratefully received.  However, please note that electrical items and car seats are unable to be accepted.

If you would like to visit the Baby Bank or donate to it, please visit The Salvation Army (Stornoway Corps), 59 Bayhead, Stornoway or tel. (01851) 703875.

Mums on the run!

Do you have a baby aged 6 months or older?

Mums on the run offers outdoor, small group exercise sessions where you can take your little one with you in the buggy, so no child care is needed!  Exercise is performed while you push your buggy.

For further information please contact:

Mums on the run

Mums Today Link

MumstodayA new link titled ‘Mums Today’ has been added to our National Links section.

Whilst the site appears to be aimed more at parents of central Scotland, there is a wide range of information, forums, blogs, and offers and discounts which parents in the Western Isles may wish to be aware of.  For further information visit:

New days/time for parent and toddler pre-school sports sessions

Pres School Sports

Parents and carers are asked to note the new dates and times which have been arranged for the parent and toddler pre-school sports sessions through the week:

  • Mondays             10:00am – 11:00am
  • Wednesdays      1:00pm – 2:00pm

Slàinte Mhath members go free.  Non-members: £2.00

These sessions take place in the Games Hall at the Lewis Sports Centre (ISL) and allow pre-school children to develop their fine motor skills with a wide range of games to play!

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Pickard,
Service Support Officer, Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais, Stornoway. Tel: (01851) 822800 or email:

Success for localised Vitamin D Films!

vitamin-d-film“Fun and quirky” were the words used to describe the three localised short films recently launched to raise awareness of the importance of Vitamin D in childhood.

Featuring local children and adults from the Butt to Barra, the films were created by NHS Western Isles to bring some playfulness to an otherwise unexciting subject, with some light-hearted and humorous results. Continue reading

Meet the Child Stars of our Vitamin D Matters Films!












A huge well done to our child stars who lended their voices to the Vitamin D Matters films.

They are: Katie Morag Barker (Harris), David Macdonald (Lewis), Ruby Duncan (Lewis), Hannah Matheson (Lewis), Ryan Macdonald (Uist), Scott Campbell (Barra), Calumn Maciver (Lewis) and Sam Scott (Lewis). Well done to you all – what professionals!