Castle set for museum transformation


THE last part of the funding package to transform Lews Castle on the Isle of Lewis into a museum for the Western Isles has been announced.

On a visit to the site in Stornoway finance secretary John Swinney confirmed that £1.8m from the European Regional Development Fund is being invested in the project. Around £14m in total is to be spent on restoring and converting the property, which has been shut for almost 25 years.