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While islanders look on and the rest of the UK is lashed by storms, it’s our stories of wild weather that are in demand next week as part of a continuing citizen science project.

Làn Thìde emerged out of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow last year, aiming to increase positive action that will help the islands adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Two story-sharing sessions next week – one in Gaelic and one in English – will help to combine local people’s lived experiences of stormy weather with Met Office analysis of winter storms.

The information gathered will evolve into a climate storyline for the Outer Hebrides, helping to focus thinking about climate change and how it will affect our islands and communities.

Organisers want to hear real experiences of storms, especially from those who work in fishing or crofting.

If you can’t attend the online sessions, you can tell your story on the Làn Thìde website at, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the postcard available via the Western Isles mobile library service.

Next week’s online story-sharing events are on Wednesday (23 February) from 8-9pm in English and on Thursday at 8pm in Gaelic, and can be booked via

Picture of incoming storm from Làn Thìde.