It is now nearly two years since Eilidh MacLeod from Barra lost her life in the Manchester Arena attack.

The group Skipinnish are fundraising once again for the Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust to help to raise money for the building of a permanent memorial to Eilidh on Barra.

The design for the memorial has now been completed and it is hoped that it will be finished for the summer of next year, if funds can be raised.

Group founder member Angus MacPhail will join the Team Eilidh runners for the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday May 19th and then the following week, a few other members of the Skipinnish crew will join him to run the Edinburgh Half Marathon on Sunday May 26th. 

The group say on Facebook that “Last year we managed to contribute a total of £6048.94 to the charity. This was reached by generous donations from the public as well as from the proceeds of the download release of their song Wishing Well.

“The lyrics from the last verse of the song were projected on the buildings of St Ann’s Square in Manchester as part of last year’s commemorations. A couple of photos of that are below. There’s also a couple of photos of some very tired-looking runners after last year’s Edinburgh Half Marathon!

“The link to our JustGiving page is below and any donations, large or small will be greatly appreciated. We have less than three weeks to go so fingers crossed we can reach the target.