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  • Open meeting

      We are delighted to announce that the MS Society Scotland Council will be hosting our open meeting onFriday 29 August at the Stuart Resource Centre, Aberdeen. On the day you will hear about the latest in MS research from Dr Peter Connick,Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the Anne Rowling Clinic, a showcase of local partnerships and an update from the MS Society council and staff team. The event also offers the chance to network and meet other people affected by MS in your area. Most importantly our role is to represent people affect by MS in Scotland, so

  • Hydrotherapy Pool

    is available 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month 6.00 - 6.30pm. Should any one requires assistance, a poolchair is available via the hoist, just ask for it . The water temperature is 32º, if this is too hot for you, either sit at the pool side or go for a shower and re-enter.   We are restricted to 10 persons in the pool at any one time, in order to get your 30 minutes

  • Christmas Lights Ceremony 2012…….. update

    Tuesday 4th December 2012 is the Christmas Lights Ceremony night. A table has been reserved for our charity, (non-alcoholic) Mulled wine and mince pies will be for sale, come and join the fun in the Town Hall after the lights have been switched on. Hope this will get you all into the Christmas spirit.  warm mulled wine Irene, Delphine and Christine served mulled wine while Mike and Jamie were keeping children entertained by blowing and shaping balloons, £180 was raised for branch funds, thanks to all who

  • In Aid of MS and Hyperbaric Unit

    Hebridean Cycle

  • January Branch Meeting

    Venue: Grianan Day Centre Date: 10/1/2012 The following were present: Donnie White, Margaret Smith, Gary Macdonald, Irene Macleod, Delphine Macdonald, Muriel Mackenzie, Angela Bryden, Paul Morrison  and Christine Stewart. Apologies: Anne Macleod, Richard Langhorne Minutes of previous meeting circulated and approved. Matters Arising: MS nurse - two interviewed, no one appointed Relaxation class resumes  see web page Aqua Aerobics see web page Donations see page Exercise with MS, CD available AOCB - 9.30pm, Chairman closed meeting, thanking everyone in attendance, next meeting will be in the Training Flat Grianan

  • Activities for people with MS

    Hydrotherapy Pool is available 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month  6.00 - 6.30pm If any one requires assistance a pool-chair is available via the hoist, just ask for it!. The water temperature is 32º, should this be too hot for you, sit at the pool side or go for a shower and re enter. Remember, to avoid dehydration it is advisable to drink plenty water afterwards.  It's the Grianan's responsibility to provide a lifeguard for all pool sessions.We are restricted to 10 persons in the pool at any one time  in order to get your 30 minutes, please make sure your ready and

  • Hyperbaric Unit

    Please note this facility is out of commission at the moment The hyperbaric unit is situated at the Grianan Centre in Stornoway. Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is NOT a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, but some individuals do find it to be effective in managing their condition. There are some claims that it may improve bladder control and reduce fatigue. The initial treatment consists of breathing oxygen through a mask for one hour per day over a maximum of 20 days. This takes place in a large pressurized chamber that allows up to 8 people to be treated simultaneously. This is followed by

  • Cookery Books

    The Currie Balerno Rotary Club (RC) and MS Society Scotland have launched a cookery book, real recipes for real people, containing contributions from Rotary Clubs throughout the Southern Scotland District, MS Society branches and celebrity chefs including Gordon Ramsay. The joint venture aims to raise £50,000 to go towards MS research projects. The Western Isles MS Branch were fortunate to receive 44 books, those books are selling at £15 each, should you wish to reserve a copy please mail This book is selling fast, so it's first come first served, a super Christmas

  • ‘Local Hero’

    Rhoda Grant MSP for Highlands and Islands nominated Christine Stewart as her Local Hero for 2011. Here they both are pictured in the Scottish Parliment, Edinburgh.          

  • Christmas Bazaar 2010

    With the generosity of the people of the Western Isles we were able to raffle 3 Hampers and a Christmas flower arrangement. This raised nearly £400 for our Local Branch. A  big thanks to all who donated, those who gave time to help out, more hands make light work! Let's hope we can do even better this year.