Green space protected forever in Bayhead, Stornoway
Loading...

Green space protected forever in Bayhead, Stornoway

The sports playing field at Bayhead, Stornoway is now protected for community use, thanks to a collaboration between the national charity Fields in Trust, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and The Stornoway Trust.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar convener Cllr Norman A MacDonald said: "I'm delighted that we now have our own protected field for the whole community to use.

"Over the years the field has remained a place for sport, quiet enjoyment of nature and community festivals and it is great to see this as part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympic games, held in London."

Established in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association, by King George V, Fields in Trust works to improve the protection, provision and quality of outdoor recreational spaces for all communities in the UK.

Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, said: "We are delighted that Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and The Stornoway Trust have shown how much they value their community and its future by preserving their green space forever with Fields in Trust. Community green spaces such as this play such a vital role in maintaining a high quality of life for those around them."

  • Pictured (L/R): Depute Lord Lieutenant, Donald Martin, Comhairle Convener, Cllr Norman A MacDonald and Factor of The Stornoway Trust, Iain MacIver