Commenting on the Island Games which are currently taking place in Jersey, Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus Brendan MacNeil said:

“It is truly inspiring to see athletes from the Western Isles do so well at the Island Games.  Massive congratulations to all the athletes involved and I wish ever success to all those who are still competing in events.

“I appreciate that a lot of hard work is done behind the scenes to organise such an event and I would also like to congratulate the WIIGA organising committee for the tremendous amount of work that they have put in to ensure that a team from the Western Isles could participate in the Island Games.

“It is a huge boost for the sporting community in the Western Isles when our athletes can compete with the very best from all the other islands in the World.”