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Special logo launched as Glasgow prepares to host 2019 Royal National Mòd

Ferry cancelled

Event encourages people to talking about mental health

Gale force winds forecast

Ferry services face disruption in high winds

Gunning for gunnera

New leader for SNP group on comhairle

Fundraising event for motor neurone disease research

Tribute to man behind spy station buyout

Allan urges expectant island mothers to sign up for baby box

Letter: Stalin the priest

Politician joins calls over ferry capacity issue

Accommodation appeal as festival goers head to Stornoway

Countdown to launch of Western Isles community lottery  

Nicolson girls football team win North of Scotland cup  

Isles MP appointed as SNP spokesperson

Archaeologists to seek the underground secrets of ancient chapel

Western Isles squad ready for Sweden

Growing oil rig decommissioning industry offers “considerable opportunities” for Western Isles

Victim severely injured after assault

Plan to hire campaign co-ordinator to push Our Islands Our Future agenda

Funding boost for teaching collaborative  

Review to community alarm service prompted by fire deaths

New Crofting Commission convenor appointed by Scottish Government

Lewis Christian Conference 2017

Latest Western Isles job vacancies

Letter:  “Hidden agenda” of secular societies

Transocean Winner oil rig salvage chief recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Driver caught out by trailer load

Islander fined after losing his temper

Unique Harris Tweed unveiled for Bethesda

High levels of shellfish toxin in Lewis and Harris sealochs

Armed Forces Day flag is raised

Wireless digital link brings superfast broadband to Scalpay

Fresh concerns over ditching local air traffic control for video cameras

Laura Macintyre condition is gradually “improving” in hospital after Manchester terror attack

Highlighting Lyme disease awareness

Letter:  Tolerating intolerance

Western Isles chief executive to head police watchdog review

Lifeboat aids broken-down vessel

Drink driver is banned

Rural broadband roll-out in Highlands and Islands reaching further says HIE

Opportunity for local firms to get involved in Lews Castle grounds restoration works

£15 million water improvements for North Uist

Defibrillators installed in all Western Isles schools

Vulnerable children to receive free access to sports facilities

Major Harris water pipeline cancelled in favour of smaller scheme

Letter:  Labour - thank you for your votes

Careers open day for young people

Dog rescued after cliff fall

New car parking charges set to bring in £71,000 a year

Foot-slogging students raise over £1,900 for charity

Canadian firm takes over Uist seaweed processor

Young adult carers urged to claim allowance   

Signs of “Conservative revival” in Western Isles as Tories mark best result for 50 years

Historic Islands Bill introduced

New furniture recycling facility opens

New finance chief for HIE

Improvement works to South Uist electricity supply

Bad weather disrupts ferry service

New Vice Lord Lieutenant for Western Isles

General Election updates from the overnight count

Charity sponsored walk over old Achmore Road

Fisherman rescued by South Uist ferry after abandoning sinking boat

Letter:  Air route competition

Reunion of Lews Castle, Nicolson and Sir E Scott pupils of 1957

Tory candidate will “secure strong Brexit deal” for islands

What voters need to know on polling day

Eilidh Macleod’s parents thank community as island says farewell to girl with “heart full of love”

Mourners attend Eilidh’s funeral

Air services war on horizon as Loganair faces direct competition on Stornoway route

Ferry disruption

Hundreds at funeral of Barra teenager Eilidh MacLeod

Sorrow for “truly beautiful” daughter who will be “forever in our hearts”

Eilidh arrives home  

Stornoway oil rig to be decommissioned in Scotland

Islander sentenced over assault

Lewis man caused disturbance

Election candidate backs fishing industry

“Harness our islands' potential” says Ealasaid MacDonald

Letter:  Labour “failed” the Western Isles

Limited space left on HebCelt ferry  

Letter:  “Hoodwinking” Scotland

Letter:  All at sea over RET

Letter: Labour are “Red Tories”

Apprenticeship programme meetings postponed

New police boss for Highland and Islands

Letter:  The biggest settlement

HIE appoints new energy director

New operator for livestock mart

Letter:  Dissolution of Parliament

Councillors exonerated from Sunday opening bias accusation

Survey reveals Scots living with dementia lose friendships

Drink driver sentenced

Islander fined over New Year disturbance

Letter: SNP “worse than the Tories” on health and education  

Letter:  Winds of change

Letter: Ealasaid MacDonald “well qualified” to represent Western Isles  

Young boy with rare condition yearns to fulfil his dream to ride a bike

SNP will be “strong voice for Western Isles”

SNP “inflict deepest cuts on Western Isles” say Lib Dems

Labour candidate pledges partnership working for islands

Voluntary groups urged to apply for Queen’s  Award

In pictures: Stornoway half marathon

Photos:  Stornoway fun run

Fisherman injured onboard local trawler

Public talk on Lodge Fortrose to mark 250th anniversary  

Cup final proceeds donated to Barra appeal

Comhairle convener writes to Mayor of Greater Manchester

Four community enterprise projects delivered

Island singing group perform at London Gaelic Mass

Point win Jock Stein cup for third year in a row

New boss for South Uist landlord, Stòras Uibhist

Local Lewis Mòd taking place

New pilot scheme looks at improving creel fishing management

Twelve-year-old raises £500 for Leanne Fund

Celtic supporters’ fundraiser for Barra families devastated by Manchester attack

Royal Navy patrol boat arrives in Stornoway

Church of Scotland moves closer to same sex weddings

Broken down ferry back in operation  

Road work delays

Uist Mòd cancelled

Plans for deep water port and castle bridge highlighted in Stornoway harbour redevelopment  

Transocean pays coastguards £400,000 over Dalmore oil rig crash

Uist Wool mill awarded development funding

Letter: Thinking about best government

Letter:  “It’s the economy, stupid”

Welcome for comhairle's apprenticeship programme

Hebridean flavour for International Celtic Music Festival

Allan welcomes Eriskay fibre broadband trial

National Volunteers Week Scotland

Four key economic priorities for the Western Isles

Lewis youngster’s fundraising haircut

Council to underwrite extra bus on Ullapool ferry route

Ferry delayed by bad weather

Letter:  Macneil's Loganair complaint

Stornoway youth in overseas development work placement

South Uist nurse provides essential support to cancer patients  

Letter:  “Playing a prank”

Letter:  “Empty rhetoric delivered nothing”

College strike suspended after breakthrough in talks

Comhairle leaders pledge to “work together” for local communities

Hebridean salt producer denies “imported table salt” accusation

Hebridean Sea Salt is “80% imported”

Revised ferry timetable after fouled propeller is cleared  

Island sexual predator groomed young children

Football lottery scam letter doing the rounds

Labour’s pledges to turn around Western Isles economy  

MacNeil urges Tories to back full devolution of fisheries after Brexit

Letter:  Scottish Labour’s “pretendy” manifesto “is a joke”

Women's Cancer Challenge run

Letter:  Disorientated  Labour  

Rope wrapped around propeller disrupts ferry sailing

Baby bank opens to help struggling parents

Video: Jaguar’s journey to Wimbledon detours through Harris

SNP candidate criticises plane disruptions

Letters: “Malevolent ramblings”

Letter:  Corbyn’s manifesto “will benefit” Western Isles

Religious representatives appointed to education committee

Letter:  Islands need a MP “with vision”

Heart support group session focuses on manageable exercise

Scottish Government intervenes in college strike

New leader and convernor for comhairle

Bridge across harbour to Lews Castle suggested in Stornoway improvement plan

Chairmen appointed to comhairle committees

Two days of college strikes in Western Isles

Island voyage for Royal Navy patrol boat

New manse for Uig and Bernera

New chair for SNH

Video: Rescue helicopter airlifts injured climber to safety

Labour calls for special tourism top-up fund

Road surface dressing works

SNP opens general election campaign office

Forecast of gale force winds

Ferry cancelled due to weather

Missing person is traced

Computer criminals hack Western Isles NHS, demand ransom to unlock files

Stornoway black pudding must be protected from Brexit says Labour  

Letter:  Labour faces “humiliating defeat”

Letter:  Politicians changing their minds

Letter:  “Legitimate questioning” of MP's record

New comhairle offers “real chance of change” says SNP group

Grant scheme to improve community paths  

Tory candidate says he will secure best Brexit deal for Western Isles

Island church-goers urged to vote for the Scottish Christian Party

Kezia Dugdale on Western Isles campaign trail

Lews Castle students support lecturers in industrial dispute

Five candidates to fight Western Isles general election

Letter: Labour’s “negative campaigning”

Power struggle at the comhairle

New committee will consider planning applications

Fibre broadband switching going wrong

Hebridean Cycle Challenge and Walk opens for entries

Tourism boost for island flights

Letter: “Councillors need to collaborate”

Students’ minibus involved in crash

Lews Castle College lecturers’ strike action continues

Letter:  Labour candidate will “put the islands first”

Letter:  Local Labour “silent on policies”

Islander jailed over indecent images of children  

Argos launches Western Isles delivery service

Stornoway man’s collection of historic Indian art collection to be displayed

Flannan Isles charity swim

TV celebrity, Lorraine Kelly, backs fèis appeal

North Uist internet service cut off

Hospital dialysis unit celebrates 10th anniversary

Letter:  Bible is for all humanity

Stabbed seaman airlifted off ship to hospital

Labour election candidate challenges rivals to public debate

Cannabis grower is jailed

Letter: Missing the point on Humanist practices

Search for missing person

Warning over wildfire risk

Ferry disruption

New minister for Stornoway RP Church

Race to save stuck pickup truck from tide

Fire crews extinguish grass fires

Technical issue delays ferry  

Weeks of road works’ disruption across the islands

Fourteen week hold-up for driving theory tests

EU funding boost for Seafood Scotland

“No logic” in dental surgery closure

Letter:  Seeking “common purpose” within the Comhairle

Fifth of Western Isles already voted for their new councillors

Western Isles polling stations

Change to election polling station

Labour candidate joins college staff on picket line

Drink driver banned for three years

Fire crews tackle heath blaze

New resource for Gaelic medium education

Calls to save net factory jobs

Letter: Humanist funerals

Letter: Councillors diligent in their duties

Community windfarm donation to world games’ squad

Training for GP practice staff

Letter:  Local politics is a young person’s game

Video clip of fire-fighters battling Scalpay blaze

Hushinish fibre optic broadband cable ruled out   

Travellers focus on the Outer Hebrides in new guide book

Labour select local woman as general election candidate

Photos: Fire-damaged Scalpay factory

Scalpay factory still burning

New plans for student flats complex in Stornoway

Crews tackle Scalpay fire for 24 hours  

Bird flu control measures to be lifted

Launch of St Andrew’s First Aid in islands

Youth obstructed four police officers

Isles MSP in St Kilda Minecraft project

Thief stole from vulnerable islander

Woman bombarded with “abusive” texts

No insurance

List of proposed college strike days  

Letter:  Westminster is the real culprit

SNP candidate Brexit negotiations election pledge

Council election hustings

List of council election candidates

Low tides affect ferries

New writer wins inaugural Gaelic award

Church concludes investigation over Rev Dr Iain D Campbell

Linda Norgrove Foundation receives remarkable response to appeal

Over 40 islanders raise issues over Scottish Gas tariffs

Nurses qualify as dementia champions

Ambitious growth plans for South Uist

Island college lecturers prepare to strike

Ferry cancels sailings due to severe sea swell

Lawyer probes speeding hotspot

Three vehicles damaged in smash

“Tawdry” episode of “covert” council candidates

Gallipoli memorial service

North wind brings gale and wintry forecast

SNP confirms Western Isles general election candidate

Letter:  Election and Europe

Scottish Water pressed to find a solution for Harris upgrade

Careless driving

Five months jail for three assaults

Smoke alert ended in drink driving charge

Supermarket donations to island charities

MSP suggests changing alignment of ferry pier

General election sparks uncertainty for island renewables

MSP slams Tory “rape clause”

Letter:  Donald Manford “only councillor to put his community first”

Radio station back on air

More measures required to improve hygiene issues at Balivanich hospital

Backing for Iolaire commemorative sculpture  

Postal voting underway for council elections

College lecturers set to strike  

Marking the centenary of the Iolaire tragedy  

Hustings arranged for local council elections

Prime Minister is “cutting and running,” says Macneil

Thieves steal from church collection box

Scramble to find general election candidates for Western Isles

Theresa May calls snap UK general election  

Sound of Barra ferry cancelled

Decline in Western Isles church attendance

Missing person search

Dental registration figures distorted

Letters:  Election candidates keeping Labour Party membership “secret”

Large scale search for missing man

Islander loses air rifle after breaching new rules

Council workers may strike over pay  

Ferry faces disruption

Fishery cruiser strike vote creates “illegal fishing risk”

Letter:  Doctor “maligning” candidates

104mph speedster fined

Proposal to shift South Uist post office

Parkinson’s Awareness Week  

Letters:  Labour’s election “deception”

Drink driving offence

Islander receives jail sentence

Council election candidate sacked over poisonous rants

Proposals to improve energy efficiency in privately rented homes  

Call to re-open Sandwickhill School for pupils

Sperm whale washed ashore

Letter:  Party politics “negative factor” in comhairle

Western Isles squad announced for international island games competition

List of competitors for Western Isles squad  

Islander grew cannabis

Hospital disturbance

Speeding fine

Safety advice event following island blaze tragedy

One week left to register to vote in council elections

Comhairle’s chief executive appointed to Euro experts’ panel

Malawi fundraising quiz

Energy projects worth £2.5 billion at risk

Rise in passengers at Barra airport

Interest-free loans available to help reduce fuel bills

Letter:  Party politics and Europe

Letter:  Labour trying to “fool the electorate”

Letter:  Labour members “ashamed” to declare party allegiance in council elections

Mental health services redesign in Uist and Barra

Letter:  “No appetite” for party politics in council

Harris Tweed in Florence

Health board “must listen” to community over dental surgery closure

Loss of free parking spaces with more pay and display charges for Stornoway  

Train service for ferry cancelled for a week after landslip

Islanders urged to be aware of nesting birds

Uist student’s film showcased in Glasgow

Letter:  Labour candidates “hiding party affiliation”

Council candidates condemn dentist closure

Secure bike lockers for cycle-to-work commuters

Two Western Isles pupils to take part in WW1 battle centenary commemorations

Cash boost for mental health group

“Catalogue of complaints” over BT service in Western Isles

Letter:  Where’s Labour?

Ferry cancelled

Extra buses on Ullapool ferry run over Easter

14 week delay for driving tests

Islands study conference

Video of coastguard helicopter airlifting injured fisherman

Ferry cancellations

Gale alert

Scottish Government takes control of Crown Estate assets  

New members appointed to Gaelic agency

Hebrides returns to normal duties

Bank lends a hand in helping community run-businesses

“Humiliating” U-turn on HIE board

Hedgehog removal plan in limbo

Muddy eyesore at Callanish Stones

Young driver fined for no insurance

Seatbelt offence

List of council election candidates

Epic Peking to Paris Rally raises funds for island charity

Rescue helicopter back in action after emergency alert






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