Congratulations to Netty’s Tree, which won.
The spruce was, until recently, the only tree on the windswept island.
It was planted more than 100 years ago by the poet, priest and land rights activist Father Allan McDonald, whose best-known poem was Eilein na h’Oige - The Island of the Young.
Netty MacDonald lived on the nearby croft and encouraged all the island’s children to play on the tree as their cries and laughter reminded her of her own family who had grown up and moved away to work.
Netty died aged 88 in 2010 but her daughter Anne MacIntyre is back on the croft and continues the tradition.
That’s nice isn’t it. It will now compete with the winning trees from the other UK countries to see who goes into the competition for European tree of the year.