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Open Day at Stornoway Fire Station      

Second last day of Mòd competitions

Gaelic singers hit gold at the Royal National Mòd

Lewis man wins Silver Pendant at the Mòd

Crofters seek MP’s support in windfarm row

Opportunity for new Gaelic writers

Stramash boost for Leanne Fund

Scottish Government “committed” to supporting ferry networks

Ferry disruptions

Island prizewinners at Royal National Mòd

Case of island girl’s citizenship status raised by MP

Powercuts hit North Uist

Passengers stuck on delayed ferry for hours

Top darts’ legends in Stornoway show  

Minch sub-sea cable work could start in 2019

Second person charged over shop break-in

Hurricane Ophelia: Loganair offers free flight changes

Scotland thrash Ireland in international Colmcille fixture at the Mòd

Barra ferry passengers advised to travel before Ophelia hits, Cal Mac expects disruption across west coast

Ferry disruption during Sunday gale

Royal National Mòd gets underway with torchlight parade

Gaelic stalwart honoured for dedication to the language

Driver left scene after motorcyclist injured in collision

Only two island tourist information offices escape closure plans

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia forecast to bring stormy weather to west coast

New time for emergency services charity match

“Callous” Home Office leaves island girl “stateless”

Appeal after otter worrying incident  

Friday gale risks ferry disruption

National awards put HebCelt centre stage

Ferry cancellations

Tarbert cash machine out of action  

New rural tourism infrastructure fund  

Stornoway ferry sailing cancelled

Sheep sale postponed due to stormy forecast

Disease rife amongst thousands of salmon in Lewis fish farm

Warning against HMRC phone scam

Cal Mac highlight adverse weather disruptions

Lifeboat aids stricken fishing boat

Salmon farming losses

Rubhach footballers star in Highland derby

Local bus passengers urged to have their say

Careless driving

Village ban

Drink driver is disqualified

Gale forecast

Ferry passengers advised to travel ahead of adverse weather

Outdoor adventure sports in Gaelic

Stornoway man loses his freedom and car

Islander registered as sex offender

Ferry timetable for Barra Mòd

Bad weather disrupts ferry services

Allan raises broadband gap issues  

Uists’ fundraising memory walk

Leanne Fund supporting more families

Dangerous driver

Congregations unite after over half a century

Date set for 48 hour postal strike

Child flu vaccination programme underway

Extra funding for health board

£200,000 restoration of Lewis War Memorial   

Lewis man selected as next Free Church moderator

Temporary chairperson for airport group  

Gaelic drama productions on tour

Community windfarm donation to Bethesda

Scottish Labour leadership rivals plan campaign events in islands

Former isles MSP backs Anas Sarwar in Scottish Labour leadership battle

Regeneration priorities for Western Isles

Strong winds risk ferry disruption

Comhairle’s positive discrimination stance to appoint more women onto council panels

Runrig announce extra farewell concert

Powercut affects Lewis and Harris

Death of Gaelic champion

Met Office extends severe weather warning

Latest ferry cancellations

Ferries stormbound in port

70mph winds forecast at peak of severe gale

Adverse weather set to cause weekend ferry disruptions

Barra youth adventure under sail   

Energy regulator continues probe into Stornoway gas overcharging claims

Scotland Office minister on Brexit visit to Western Isles  

Funeral of Stornoway stalwart

School library improvement fund

Barra Mòd postponed due to bad weather

Severe weather warning

Local historical documents to be digitised

Sailings cancelled

Ferry turns back in worsening weather

Letters:  Council’s “begging letter misjudges energy giant’s malpractice”

Fans contribute memories to Runrig Book of Golden Stories

South Harris post office closes

Comhairle calls for British Gas “fairer tariffs” for Stornoway

Drive to double archaeological tourism to £8 million annually

Five year ban for drink driver

Youth breached sexual harm order

Talks with electricity supplier over cheaper island tariff  

Cal Mac announces new community board members

Island police station closure plan

Carloway estate elections

Runrig to end 45 year career with final concert

Defibrillator installed in Bays of Harris  

Proposal to remove play areas

Strong winds risk ferry disruption

Developing the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme in the Western Isles

National Gaelic Schools Debate

Shellfish toxin back to safe levels

Arrest made following alleged assaults

Sunrise trip left no memory

Plans for new £18 million hospital

Parents puzzled as school drops Lord’s Prayer

Volunteers urged to sign up for lifesaving skills training

Community rallies around young cancer patient

Threatening behaviour

Speedster loses licence

Mountain bike stolen

Drink driver spotted by off-duty police officer   

Motorist disqualified from driving  

Man charged over alleged assault

Princess Anne to visit nursing education campus in Stornoway

Wedding gatecrasher in court

Cannabis grower fined

Gale force winds disrupt ferry services

Western Isles hosting Exercise Joint Warrior

Visitor severely injured islander in unprovoked attack

Break-in thief caught by Snapchat photo

Letter:  Motorhome levy is bad idea

Western Isles meeting for Church of Scotland Gaelic Group

113mph speedster loses licence

Tourism industry slams Alasdair Allan over motorhome tax proposal  

Road worker hit by car

Crofting Federation backs townships in landmark windfarm row

Letter:  Support for motorhome levy

Bilingual praise night

Police Scotland rolls out dual English-Gaelic logo

Letter: Taking the Bible out of context

Council cuts back on free parking in Stornoway town centre

Man charged over community shop theft

Letter:  Island mosque is a “step forward for mutual acceptance and tolerance”

Italian connection aims to boost Harris Tweed sales for Shawbost mill   

Labour accused of appropriating Tories’ vision for the Western Isles  

Call to reinstate geese cull

Thieves vandalise community shop during break-in

Proposal for lifeboat on Lewis west coast

Ferry timings change for livestock sale

Community to remember tragic couple

Survey seeks views of running a business on island   

Labour calls for subsea cable works to get underway

Letter:  Opposition to Stornoway mosque

Airline launches search for Lewis and Harris local community hero

Linda Norgrove Foundation fundraising run

Local Conservatives celebrate their “finest year” in recent history  

Latest Western Isles job vacancies

New faces elected onto South Uist landlord

Death of former council chief executive

Bad weather may disrupt ferry

No Sunday opening for An Lanntair this winter

Body washed ashore was German tourist

New chairman for Hebridean Housing Partnership

Crofters offered loans after subsidy delays

Consultation over pier works

Workshop for emerging filmmakers  

Letter:  Stornoway mosque - Live and let live

Cinema tour screens historic film footage of Barra and Vatersay  

£2 million slashed from crofting grant scheme

Crown Estate should be based in islands says Labour MSP

Poultry keepers urged to take steps against winter bird flu threat

Funding allows community have say over improvements

Letter: “Anger” at anti-mosque stance

Islanders urged to be wary of nuisance calls

Student safety campaign  

Bird watchers’ plane ditches in poor weather

Ferry disruption

Church hits out at Stornoway mosque plans

Rare American Redstart on Barra thrills twitchers

Fossil hunters’ exhibition postponed

Long queues at Loganair check-in

Letter: A bridge too far ?

Funeral of Gaelic advocate and broadcaster

Ferry diverts to alternative port in high winds

High levels of shellfish toxin in Lewis sealoch

Celtic music band Hò-Rò's instruments wrecked after tour van set on fire

Catriona Bain wins 2017 Donald Stewart Memorial Trust Award  

Tarbert flats win planning permission

Pupils involved in minority languages project

MSP welcomes step forward for new Barra hospital

Call for volunteers for Western Isles Children’s Panel

North Tolsta water safe to drink   

Thefts from vehicles in Stornoway

Return the coastguard emergency tug  says Allan

Testing for E.coli continues in North Tolsta

Met Office reveals list of storm names

Scalpay Shop to close

Passengers may be transported by bus to plane during Stornoway airport works

Boil water order issued after E.coli discovered in village supply

Latest Western Isles job vacancies

More consultations over islands’ wind farm subsidy

Church service for people touched by suicide

Criticism over rural advisors forum excluding crofting representation

Three piers to be upgraded for new £49 million ferry  

Gaelic entertainer Norman Maclean to be buried in North Uist  

Royal Navy’s new missile tested at South Uist rocket range

£800,000 upgrade at Kildonan Museum

Concern over future fisheries and aquaculture investment

Ferries cancelled by bad weather

Job vacancies in Uist and Benbecula

Special ferry run for South Uist livestock sale  

Prices fall to £34 as competition takes off on Stornoway - Glasgow flights  

Check-in changes at Stornoway airport

Cal Mac appoints chair of community board

Death of Norman Maclean, Galedom’s much loved entertainer

Investigation into “threats” against guga hunters

Police seek car driver after motorcyclist injured

Plan to replace fire damaged factory

Broken stern ramp delays ferry for hours

Gaelic 'bear hunting' video is internet sensation

New grants to help Nicolson pupils with mainland travel

Island crofters urged to respond to crofting law consultation

Saints win Uist and Barra league

Stricken yacht towed to safety

Bomb disposal squad blow up ordnance washed ashore

Croft register goes online

Damaged cars

Round Britain charity expedition arrives Stornoway

150th anniversary of the Shipping Forecast

Ferries risk disruption by bad weather  

Injured fisherman rescued 230 miles off Western Isles

Council fined after vulnerable adult scalded in bath  

Open day demonstrates techniques used to search for hidden secrets of ancient church

Major fire station revamp opened

Large crowd at Corbyn rally

Minister visits Hebridean employment programme

Man found dead in loch is named

Yacht runs aground

Landslip blocks roadway

Flooded road closed

Pensioner rescued from flooded home

£140 electricity bill rebate for people most in need

Jeremy Corbyn flies in for Western Isles visit

“Desperate” Labour offers the Western Isles nothing say Tories

Scaliscro estate up for sale

Macneil in bullish mood as Corybn eyes his seat

Met Office heavy rain warning for Western Isles

Letter: “Ruthless” rival against Loganair

Deadline looms for Postcode Lottery funding

Lochmaddy ferry linkspan closure

Lewis religious history book back in print

Angus MacNeil nominated for MP of the Year award

Butterfly release in memory of lost babies Letter: Scrapped flights

Letter:  “Big Brother proposals a shambles”

South Uist in line for 4G mobile signal

Ferry waits for passengers

Crofters’ turbines “need” corporate windfarms for subsea cable

Land Court deadline against corporate windfarm

Video: Coastguard helicopters in long range rescue off Western Isles

Gale force winds will delay ferry

Low prices are here to stay pledges Flybe

Loganair gatecrashes Flybe meeting

Take-off announced for first ever Benbecula - Edinburgh air link

£1 million grant for proposed Gaelic centre in South Uist

Council tax arrears councillor restricted from voting

Concerns if Stornoway Airport can cope

John Swinney officially opens new e-Sgoil satellite hub

Ferry sailings suspended in rough weather

Funeral service arrangements for Fr Donald MacKay

Algal scum discovered near popular beach

Islander seriously injured after hit by car  

Crofters voice concerns to MSP

African footballers score with Point kit

Baby boxes being sent to new parents

Western Isles leading in land reform

Flybe public meeting over Stornoway air fare war

Ferry faces disruption

Year of Young People fund

Shellfish toxin back to safe levels

Island mental health project seeks volunteers

Concern over plummeting numbers of special constables

Flannan Isles swimming quest

Largest cruise liner of summer visits Stornoway


Stornoway oil rig at scrap yard  

Carloway win Eilean an Fhraoich title

Death of well known Uist priest

Body found on beach believed to be missing tourist

Man accused of biting police officer

Island resident faces sex assault charge

Thief breaks into eagle observatory donations box   

Whale tracking app allows people to report sightings

Campers caught out by bad weather

Islanders invited to Jeremy Corbyn rally in Stornoway

Lodge Fortrose fundraising for local charities

New food and writing festival

South Uist play at the Edinburgh Fringe

Ticks and Lyme disease seminar

Stornoway first stop on Corbyn tour

Islander jailed after Ibrox attempted break-in

Businesses caught out by vishing scam

Report into oil rig grounding to be made public

Ferry disruption

Pupils receive exam results

Carloway win Lewis and Harris League

Exam results helpline

Police dogs involved in search for missing man

Major upgrade planned for Barratlantic factory

Barra and Vatersay involved in pilot community energy project

Drink driver disqualified

Islander fined over gestures to girls

No insurance

New look carnival a roaring success

Inter-island ferry being taken out of service for repairs

Carnival prizewinners

UK government accused of watering down restrictions on fishing access

Letter:  Groundhog Day

Photos:  Fun at the carnival

Photos:  Lewis Carnival procession

Uig Chessmen one of ‘25 objects that shaped Scotland’s history’

Ferry returns to port after medical emergency

New ministers for the Free Church in the Western Isles

Letter:  Biblical authority  

Letter:   Cal Mac check-in woes

Islander used threatening behaviour

Careless driver loses licence

Iceland opening new store in Stornoway

No signal for EE users

Speedster fined

Vandalism spree

Two year ban from island pub

Major land and air search for missing man on Lewis

Extra ferry runs for Stornoway service to cope with “unprecedented demand”

Fishery cruiser seafarers set to strike over pay row

Improvement in children’s care services in the Western Isles

Museum shut for fire alarm repairs

Urgent appeal over missing German tourist

Plan to tackle traffic congestion at Stornoway ferry terminal

Shellfish toxin back to safe levels

Police inquiries continue into Castlebay deaths

Volunteers sought for whale watching week

Ceòlas symposium illuminates mediaeval bardic lineage

Dementia awareness roadshow

Church bids to convert pub

Hebridean Celtic Festival hailed a success

Princess Royal praises “unique” Harris Tweed

Alarm raised for shellfish divers off Barra

Lifejackets implicated in Louisa tragedy carried on Western Isles ferries

Third cuddle cot donated to islands

Letter:  Toxic subjects  

Crew “let down” by safety organisations

Louisa owners will implement recommendations

Ferry service cancelled for repairs

Death of Harris Tweed patriarch

Letter:  Improvements required over “shambolic” ferry problem

Missing man is found

Strong winds affect ferry timetable

Fears for future of mobile library service

Letter: Intrepid intervention

Man charged following car crash

Timetable disruption on inter-island ferry

Shellfish warning lifted

Five new entrants to crofting

Ferry delayed by technical issue

Letter: Tub-thumping is out of fashion

Low tides affect ferry service

Free breakfast for HebCeltFest fans

Talking about scams

Death of former councillor

Concern over agriculture subsidies

Comhairle needs to tackle depopulation says SNP

Barra care home inspection

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Western Isles as Labour steps up pressure to take island seat from SNP

Flybe reducing credit card surcharge before national ban

Hebridean Celtic Festival in full swing

MP raises fishing crew shortage problem

Island teenager accused over sexual allegations

Children taken to hospital after exposure to chemical solution

Warning over algae in loch

Step forward for Western Isles windfarm plans

Harbour improvements for new ferry to be unveiled at exhibition events

Summer festival safety advice  

Islander found dead is formally identified

VisitScotland advisors allegedly tell Hebridean-bound tourists to stock up on the mainland

Shellfish picking warning

Two people taken to hospital after South Uist incident

Plans to build eight flats in Tarbert

£1.7 million Stornoway Airport taxiway refurbishment contract awarded  

Letter:  All at sea over ferries

Refugee Bill to be presented by Isles MP

Letter: Bible “doesn’t believe in climate change”

Midge Biters rally raises nearly £3800 for local charity

Sailings delayed after ferry breakdown

New forum aims to give communities a voice on Cal Mac ferry services

Strong winds affect ferry sailing

Scammers targeting younger generation

Warning over potentially toxic algae on freshwater loch

Letter: Ferry predictions ignored

Isles MP heads parliamentary international trade committee

Concern over end of local blood collection services

High levels of shellfish toxin in sealoch

Additional ferry for Stornoway is “priority”

Lewis singer signs major record deal

Broken-down ferry is repaired

New council leaders commit to Islands Bill

Carloway gardens open day

Seven up for the Leanne Fund

New rescue helicopters for Stornoway as base joins national network

Sold-out Ceòlas 2017 abuzz with music and craic

Barra ferry sailings disrupted for Tiree festival

Stornoway RNLI lifeboat Open Day

24 new homes formally opened in Lewis

Increase in affordable housing

Photos: Hundreds attend Fishermen’s Mass and blessing of the boats

Support for young skippers to invest in boats

Decision over island windfarms promised “very shortly”

“Cuddle cot” gifted to Barra community

Manchester bomb victim Laura MacIntyre moved to Glasgow hospital

Latest phase of new housing development

Fèis Eilean na Hearadh rises from the ashes

HebCelt launches global augmented reality campaign

Letter: Labour “failed” on broadband

Aquaculture industry contributes £620 million to economy

MSP calls for two ferries on busy Stornoway route

Comhairle welcomes rocket range radars

Letter: Better broadband in the Australian outback



Tourism industry urges Visit Scotland to rethink information strategy


Ferry cancelled as Storm Ophelia churns up seas in her wake  .......................

Investigation after plane veers off taxiway at Stornoway  .......................

Major leap forward for Western Isles sub-sea cable .......................

Kisimul Castle attracts more visitors  


















Severe weather warning ........................

Plans for new £18 million hospital  ........................

Additional ferries required ........................

Driver dies at the wheel


Motorhomes worth £2 million to Western Isles economy ........................

MSP suggests motorhome levy


US Navy missile exercise ........................

Fire crews aid flooding trawler ..........................

Ferry crash report






£55 million harbour upgrades


4G signal rollout ..........................

Oil rig probe finds errors  






Proposal for new Barra hospital











Tender notice:   Renovation project  


Stornoway Port Authority

Recruitment of board members

New long-term strategy required for Scotland's ferries warns audit report