Hebridean Year of Care Launch

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar and Who Cares? Scotland would like to take this opportunity to invite you to celebrate the launch of the Hebridean Year of Care on National Care Day, Friday 19th February 2021.  

The Comhairle strongly endorses and encourages the involvement of our local school hubs in the lighthouse project, which is one element of the launch.   

Other specific plans for the launch of the Hebridean Year of Care on Care Day, 19 Feb, include: 

  • 11am raising of the Care flag in Stornoway by Norman A Macdonald, Convenor and a young person. 
  • Lighthouse window displays in Stornoway 
  • Willie Campbell’s songwriting collaboration with Care Experienced music-makers from the Western Isles. Dust in the Wind, the first single from the album, is released on Care Day.

The 11 am raising of the Care Flag in Stornoway by Comhairle Convenor , Norman A Macdonald and a young person will be live streamed on the Comhairle Facebook Page (Weather Permitting).  

Comhairle Convenor, Norman A Macdonald said, “The Comhairle is pleased to be able to work with Who Cares Scotland to celebrate National Care Day on the 19th February.  The Comhairle fully supports the development of the Hebridean Year of Care 2021 and recognises its critical importance in supporting our young people and raising awareness in matters relating to experience of care.”  

The theme and aim this year is ‘Being the Light’, our care experienced young people are taking up this challenge bringing the light and being the light for their communities.  The Hebridean Year of Care will create opportunities to engage, explore and connect with care experience from a young person’s perspective through words, film, art, performance and interactive experience.

In our launch of the Hebridean Year of Care, we are pleased to be joining BEING THE LIGHT, the Festival of Care 2021. Hosted by Care Experienced leaders in Shetland, the #ShetlandCrew, and reaching out across the Western Isles, the North and the country as a whole, it runs from Care Day on Friday 19th February through to Tuesday 23rd February. It also marks the launch of the Hebridean Year of Care.  

Further Information and Booking (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) 

Anyone can join the Hebridean Year of Care launch alongside the Festival of Care. Have a look at the Lighthouse Resources (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)