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Bayhead Shop has launched a month-long raffle to raise funds for the upkeep of the Uist Community Garden.

The raffle will run until Saturday, June 29 and offers an array of prizes, including a pair of weekend tickets to the Eilean Dorcha Festival, worth £300.

Raffle tickets, costing £1 each, can be bought from the Bayhead Shop, MacLeans Bakery and The Stepping Stone Restaurant.

The community memorial garden in Bayhead commemorates the late Ewen Maclean, co-founder and chef of Uist culinary landmark Stepping Stone restaurant, who passed away in May 2022. 

He was described as “sincere and gentle” and was well known throughout Uist and further afield.

A six-part BBC Alba series documented his battle with Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease.

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