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  1. Stornoway soft play to return - but not back just yet

    A soft play area at Adventure Island in Lewis will not be ready to open until next month.
    Image caption: A soft play area at Adventure Island in Lewis will not be ready to open until next month.

    Roy Macphail runs a soft play as part of his Adventure Island children's activities centre in Stornoway, Lewis, in the Western Isles.

    But Roy says the "surprising but welcome" Scottish government announcement that most islands would be moving to level one a week ago did not leave enough time to be ready to open the soft play area today.

    He says: "The soft play has been closed since March last year.

    "The announcement was surprising as we hadn't expected to move to tier one at this stage, but it's great to see things moving in the right direction.

    "Our aim is to open the soft play in early June. There's a huge amount required to get the facility operational again after being closed for so long and to ensure we meet with government guidelines to provide a safe and fun environment for our customers and staff."

    The Isle of Lewis, along with the rest of the Western Isles, have moved to level one.
    Image caption: The Isle of Lewis, along with the rest of the Western Isles, have moved to level one.