Lews Castle
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Isles museum gets lottery funding

The conversion of a castle built for a 19th Century opium trader into a museum for the Western Isles has attracted £4.6m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Lews Castle sits in a commanding position overlooking Stornoway on Lewis.

Over the years it has housed everything from a Royal Navy hospital and airbase to the local technical college.

Angus Campbell, leader of the Western Isles Council and chairman of the Lews Castle Trust Steering Group, spoke to BBC Good Morning Scotland.

  • 22 Nov 2011