A volunteering group on Skye has been launched by a 21-year-old woman from Bernisdale.
Eilidh Beaton was inspired to launch the group after getting involved with the charity Guide Dogs while working in Glasgow.
Eilidh is appealing to locals to join her in raising funds to support people with sight loss. She stated: “I am originally from Skye but first got involved with Guide Dogs in Glasgow when I moved there for my teaching placement. I’m now back in Skye for the holidays and want to replicate the group in my hometown.
“I have had the chance to talk to Guide dog owners and see the difference a Guide dog can make to someone’s life. This has made me want to help to raise awareness of the charity on the island and help raise money to support them.”
Community Fundraiser, Tammy Robinson, said: “Eilidh was shortlisted for a Guide Dogs Volunteer award in June due to her passion and enthusiasm, and I can’t wait to see what she will achieve in the future, especially with this new group.
“It’s really exciting to be launching a fundraising group on the Isle of Skye and we’d love for people to get involved.
“Joining the group would be an excellent way to meet new friends, learn more about the work of Guide Dogs and support our work.
“It doesn’t matter if you can spare an hour a month or an hour a week, as there are lots of ways to help.
“We are also looking for local businesses who would like to display a Guide Dogs collection box to help us raise funds.”