Commenting on the fire which has damaged parts of the Lews Castle Grounds in Stornoway, Na H-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus B MacNeil said:

“The magnificent Castle Grounds is a place of rich heritage and of great importance to us all as islanders.

“The recent fires are of concern to us all and not least to the Stornoway Trust.

I applaud the efforts of the emergency services during this time.”