Southern Isles Emergency Services Match

A unique football match between Southern Isles Emergency Select v Police (Lewis/ Harris) has been arranged for 13th April at Liniclate Pitch, Benbecula.

The match sponsored by Macaulay Askernish will feature players from all Emergency Services in Uist and Barra to face the visiting Police side. It is anticipated that several hundred spectators will be in attendance from across the Western Isles, all funds raised will go to RNLI Barra Lifeboats.

Admission at the match is free, but donations are invited.

PC Cameron Ross (Police), Event Organiser said “this is a special match that has been arranged and I hope the public will attend to show their support for all players from the various Emergency Services. The match promises to be a competitive match, both sides will want to win this cup and especially when bragging rights are at stake”

Kenneth Macdonald (Scottish Ambulance Service), Event Organiser mentioned “In addition to the football match, various emergency service vehicles will be on display and during half time the cup will arrive in style via Coastguard Helicopter. It promises to be a great day out for people of all ages”

* DJ Carl Easton will perform a set at the match

* Half Time Entertainment

* Food and Drink (hot/ cold) will also be available to spectators.

Opportunities for companies to sponsor man of the match and ball sponsor still exist. If interested police contact PC Ross at Stornoway Police Station 01851 702222



Uist/ Barra 999 Charity Function


To celebrate the 1st Southern Isles Emergency Services Match a charity buffet and dance will take place at night within theDarkIsland hotel.


Rock and alternative band Pandejo will perform live at the event. DJ Carl Easton will also perform.


Tickets are priced as follows.

£15 (Buffet/ Dance)6.30pm – 1am

£5 (Dance only)9pm – 1am


** This event is ticket only. All funds go to Barra Lifeboats


Tickets are available from the following locations:


*           Maclennans Supermarket, Balivanich

*           Balivanich Post Office

*           MacGillvrays, Balivanich

*           Co-op Creagorry

*           Co-op Castlebay

*           A C Maclean Newsagent, Castlebay

*          Balivanich Police Station

*           Castlebay Police Station

*           Stornoway Police Station

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