The Stornoway Fishermen's Co-op are going to be opening the shop Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm for the time being.

Orders and card payments only by phone 01851 702563, with collections in the adjacent car park

The most essential winter wear for the Hebrides - the Fladen range is great for sea or croft.

Designed as a flotation suit with practicality in mind the Fladen range is wind and waterproof, highly visible, and even has big pockets! It's no wonder they have become a staple part of island winter wardrobes. Available as a full suit (pictured below), separate jacket (as modelled above by Kenny) or trousers in a variety of sizes all at Stornoway Fishermen's Co-op.

As the Fisherman's Co-op is a chandlers you expect to find lots of bits for boats including paint and with Spring here, hopefully, they now have a vast stock of all the paints, anti-foul and varnishes you could need to brighten up your boat and get it ready for summer.

There is marine gloss in wide variety of colours, anti-foul for under the water line, varnish, stains and oils for wooden boats and metal paint for any rails, funnels or gear on deck.

But you don't just have to paint your boat - these hard wearing paints are suitable for anything outside and you can even find masonry paint for the house. You can also pick up brushes, rollers and cleaning products - all that's need now is a few days of sunshine or at least for the rain to stay away!