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New ferry on engine trials

Hailstones punch holes in roofs

Installation of new broadband infrastructure

Special ferry run to South Uist and Barra

Police warning against unlawful town centre parking

Damage to parked vehicles

Cancelled ferries

Christmas carols at singing dementia café

All Castlebay and Lochboisdale ferries cancelled due to severe gale  

Castlebay School to shut early ahead of bad weather

Letter:  Everything to live for

Campaign to change fireworks display time

Shopping bag removed

Missing Samsung tablet

Mobile phone operators to improve rural coverage

Ferry out of service for engine repairs

Banshee missile found on beach

Force 8 gale set to disrupt ferries

Jacket theft

New kirk session for breakaway church

Gale forecast

Ferry on amber alert

Vandalism

Teenager in court

Motorists fined

Call for fairer parcel delivery charges  

Campaigners criticise fish farming

Intruder stole cash

Harbour board bosses confirmed

Motorists fined for parking in pedestrian precinct

Scottish Traditional Music winners

Flood risk scheme being drawn up  

Funding for Gaelic CD

Fence collision

Vehicle damaged

Overtaking fine

Recent planning applications

CalMac award for supporting armed forces

Windy week ahead for Western Isles

Taxi fare rise on the cards

Ferry cancellation update

Reaffirmed commitment for more powers for Western Isles  

Smoother, quieter voyage promised for new ferry

Ferries cancelled in Force 8 gale

Ferry disruption as weather deteriorates

Energy efficiency cash

Large turnout for cancer charity run

Gale warning for Sunday

Website promotes Scottish and Irish Gaelic-speaking heartlands

Plane turned back in electrical storm

New Gaelic hymn book launched

Lewis & Harris Darts League

Award for apprentice rocket engineer

Ferry cancelled after bumpy voyage

Ice and snow warning for isles

Second major powercut affects Western Isles

Fire drill  

Great balls of water  

Shops running low on fresh food

Many islanders without electricity

Bus services suspended during storm

Villages affected by powercuts  

Widespread health board bad weather cancellations

Latest Tuesday ferry cancellations  

Coastal flood alert for Western Isles

Ferries on amber alert until Friday

Forged money woman in court   

16-year-old obstructed emergency nurses

Drink driver  

Rough seas disrupt ferries    

Workfare “not fair” for new fathers

Drag races raise cash for local charities

Future of land reform in Scotland  

Concern over undermanned coastguard stations

Underwater superfast broadband cables complete

Allan raises internet issues   

War veteran finally receives medals

Teenager warned of five year custody sentence

Pensioner registered as sex offender

Harrisman accused of killing islander

Whisky galore for Harris Tweed   

Harbour master to seek new opportunities

MP queries higher fuel prices

New book commemorates impact of WW1

Plan to shift Uist dental services to hospital

Planning permission applications

Half a million pounds for recycling project  

Lewis and Harris Darts League

Electronic bus tickets for pupils

Active schools’ funding        

Letter: The true meaning of Christmas

Community shop rings up £1 million turnover

Social worker accused of sending sex texts to client  

Injured driver treated in hospital

Galley trainee is top student chef    

Man accused over alleged “drink cycling” incident

Stornoway Christmas lights switch-on event

Vehicle careers into ditch

Tide delay to overnight ferry     

Playing field restriction may hamper supermarket expansion plans

Letter:  Secularists “to be pitied”

Islands welcome Smith Commission devo findings

Lifeboat aids stricken fishing vessel

New Moderator for Free Church Continuing

MP welcomes ferry disruption route review

Award for community turbine

Loganair profits soar by 40%

Letter:  Vain deceit of man

Bays of Harris hope turbines will put wind in their sails

Elderly man injured

Pedestrian crossing hit by vehicle

Stolen phone

Island First Responders team win award

Letter:  Peaceful religion

No show for ferry

Lewisman in Arctic challenge bid

Latest planning applications

Sandwick crofter scoops best cattle prizes

Call for Transport Scotland chief to quit over ferry shambles

Any smell from incinerator is up to SEPA to regulate, say planners  

New youth basketball club set up

Welcome for new Islands Minister post

Proposal for Mull ship to help cover Stornoway ferry during disruption

Children put in danger following axed school bus, councillor claims

Call for Comhairle to take over harbour board  

Consultation over raising croft house grant  

Planners approve contentious turbine in defiance of MoD

Harbour board plan for washing dirty laundry

Macneil criticises Cal Mac over Ullapool linkspan disruption

Comhairle asked to repair play parks

Letter: Church suicide

Conservation zone extension bid to preserve iron railings

Inspectors impressed with island secondary school  

Major cash boost for heritage projects

Improved dial-a-bus service planned with new community minibuses  

Waterhorse song is a winner

Classical music training weekend for youngsters    

Letter:  The flame still burns  

Appeal for radio licence finance

Islanders nominated for Scots Traditional Music Awards

U-turn over controversial school hire charges  

Community development projects awarded grants

Move to cease council’s living wage tactic

Mobile phone offence

Woman was bit on face

Comhairle asked to repair play parks

Tidal restrictions

Letter:  Funding for ferry problem

Youth denies sexual assault

Curfew for bail-breaching girl

Driver loses licence

Teenager intimidated witnesses      

Backing for controversial waste incinerator

Letter:  Simple solution to ferry problem  

Two lifeboats in port             

25-year-old man faces rape charge    

Singing duo highlight anti-slavery charity      

Precautionary warning over contaminated loch     

Busy day at livestock sales      

Islander in court over intent to rape accusation

Latest planning applications

Praise for community learning in Uist

Investigation into assault        

Salmond’s charity auction benefits orphanage  

Sports councils in line for funding   

Body found in search for missing man

Suspicious female

Fence vandalised

Grand opening of £6 million care home     

Girlguiding units opening in Harris

Police seek men over assault

Road traffic collision

Police station shuts for rebuilding work

Thieves steal heating oil

Applications for planning permission

Letter:  Religious fundamentalism

Campervan plans for closed school

“Spaghetti’ of obstacles blocking community energy schemes, says church

Island author scoops Saltire literary award   

Defibrillator installed in Scalpay      

Praise for Gaelic conversation dementia initiative

Crofters in line for higher agricultural payments   

Welcome for Stornoway Post Office modernisation plans

Island councils’ leaders meet with Scottish Secretary

Conversion plans for island pub  

Fundraising event for Ebola crisis

Basketball Festival in Benbecula

Speeding fine

Philanthropist honoured by Lewis and Harris Association

Letter:  MPs desert living wage debate

Letter:  Labour’s “rhetoric and bluster”

Man obstructed police during emergency situation   

Social Security offence

Lisbon Lions heading for Uist event       

Labour chooses Western Isles candidate  

Candidates sought for school closure panel   

Gaelic “worth up to £148.5 million” to economy      

Hefty fine for making threats

Motorist drove without insurance

Friday’s ferry disruptions

Clansman makes special delivery   

Letter:  SNP “idle” over Living Wage

MV Loch Seaforth in successful maiden visit to Ullapool

Schools shut due to weather  

Ferries cancelled in gale force winds

Offender takes jail instead of community service      

Threatening behaviour

Islander admits assault   

Offensive remark lands woman in court  

Islanders observe two-minute silence   

Plans to shift Stornoway Post Office into supermarket are ditched  

Freezing fog diverted flight

Photos:   Remembrance Sunday ceremony

Photos:   Lewis War Memorial wreathlaying    

Sea threatens to destroy archaeological treasure  

DVD fundraising for Gambian school

Upgrade grant for island war memorial  

Letter:  Lack of support for living wage

Motorists caught in speed checks  

Harbour board director quits   

Vehicle crashes into house

Arrests over threatening behaviour

Teenager accused of breaching bail

Stolen tools

Concerns over car ferry service six week cancellation

Search for committed youth workers    

Driver charged after road collision

Man accused of serious assault    

Rural Parliament calls for democratic renewal    

Cut in mental health hospital beds, more resources in community  

Thief targeted fuel pumps

Assault allegation

Woman fined over offensive message

Commemorative poppies mark WW1 loss of life          

Energy regulator criticised over unfair electricity prices

“Outstanding results” for MV Loch Seaforth   

Youngsters at Future Starz basketball camp

Anger over latest ferry disruptions    

Estranged boyfriend fined over cat fight

Teenager fell unconscious after drinking

Islander in court over social security payments  

Allan raises marine designations’ issue  

Letter:  Status of Stornoway Port Authority

Award for Hebridean Celtic Festival  

Breakaway pontoon collides with gas pipeline pier

SSE to meet Comhairle over 15% electricity bill surcharge

Ship is all dressed up with no port to go

Drink driver receives ten year ban     

Pensioner admits sexual assault   

Rescue helicopter airlifts Highland patient

Fire crew extinguish unsupervised bonfire  

Gaelic Schools debate   

Hair today, gone tomorrow  

Island workers need a pay rise, says MSP     

Treasure hunt raises funds for defibrillator charity

Islands make submission to Smith Commission            

Western Isles learning disability project

Planning permission applications

To sea or not to sea - new ferry braves gale

 

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Six out of ten families in fuel poverty  ..................................................

 

Care home improvements ordered after pensioner’s treatment

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Jellyfish attack kills hundreds of thousands of salmon      

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Strong winds hamper new ferry start

 

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5,000 lightning strikes on electricity grid

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Lighting hit house “like an explosion”

 

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Lightning strikes twice in 24-hours

 

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Powercut misery for Harris villages - emergency services make door-to-door checks

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Lightning strikes knock out electricity supplies

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Gales and wintry weather for Thursday

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Photo: The surging sea

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90mph winds to lash Western Isles

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Storm surge waves slam over cars

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Drifting ship in Minch towed out of danger

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Violent storm set to hit Western Isles

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Islander faces 26 charges over rape and sex allegations

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MV Loch Seaforth in first visit to Stornoway

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Burst plank was “probable” cause of fatal fishing boat sinking  

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Harbour board slams “entirely untrue” gossip

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Funding blow set to kill off Gaelic arts body

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Fatal accident report into young health worker’s death  

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MV Loch Seaforth set for Christmas maiden voyage on Stornoway route

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Cal Mac mull over ferry swap proposal

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Foreign country funding rocket range upgrade

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Social care service faces £1 million financial crisis

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Demand for improved Aberdeen plane service

 

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Council looks to budget cuts to tackle £11.4 million deficit

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Social work department faces £830,000 overspend

 

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Vodafone announce communities in line for improved mobile phone signal

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Cal Mac put dampers on temporary shuttle ferry proposal   

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Lewis and Harris win North Caley Cup

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Ullapool linkspan closure questions

 

Ferry traffic face dark, ungritted roads     

 

Cal Mac is “ignoring” islanders, says MP

Timetable chaos for disrupted Stornoway ferry service

 Anger over middle-of-the-night ferry service

 Cal Mac defends ferry changes

 Temporary Stornoway ferry timetable

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New fire tenders go into action at island airports ..................................................

10-year-old has hair shaved off for charity

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Call for cheaper islands’ electricity price to combat 15% surcharge

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Comhairle lobbies for increased crofter housing grant

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Ancient basket saved from the sea

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February start to Ullapool car ferry disruption  

 

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Call for cheaper Western Isles electricity prices       

Petition against 15% energy bill surcharge

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Remembrance Sunday services take place

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Pupils’ plea: Save our school from closure         

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Recipe for jobs boost in £500,000 business expansion plans

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Oil company secures licence to explore West of Hebrides     

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Ullapool car ferry service cancelled for six weeks

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MV Loch Seaforth is homeward bound        

 

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Comhairle fails to make payment to lowest paid workers, claims union

 

Anger at Comhairle’s tactics over living wage calculation

 

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Strangers offer kidneys to save islander’s life

 

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Liam Aitchison’s killers lose murder appeal

 

Two Lewis men found guilty of murdering Liam Aitchison

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Santander blown away by community-run project

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Evidence of Bronze Age settlement

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Electricity giant seeks standard one-price national surcharge on bills

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1 in 5 island children growing up in poverty  

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Vulnerable island families need crisis grants to survive

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Hurriance Gonzalo weather warning

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Lewis woman wins coveted traditional singing honour at Mòd

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Mod Gold medals presented  

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Hidden 15% surcharge imposed on island electricity bills  

 

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Western Isles Weather

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Foam swept in by gales

Hailstones the “size of marbles” rain down in storm