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Nightclub theft

Sheriff orders legal debate over horse-in-the-house case

New rules risk delaying funerals

Airport staff suspend work-to-rule action  

MacNeil urges Comhairle to heed Uist community over South Ford causeway

Ferry breakdown disrupts Skye diversion service

South Ford causeway row to come before full council

Events mark islanders’ role in Gallipoli battle

Casualty airlifted off US warship in Minch

Letter:  MacNeil - “the pro-Westminster candidate”

Letter:  Reasons to vote UKIP

Powercuts

Letter:  “Confused” Labour candidate

Stornoway travellers should double check ferry times

Stornoway - Uig ferry diversion times

Wildfires rage through moorland

Scottish salmon exports worth £500 million

Loss of broadband service

Fire crews tackle house fire

SNP candidate to fight for bigger petrol price subsidy

Final week of Lewis and Harris Darts League

Cleft lip awareness fundraising event  

Rise in dolphin numbers around Hebrides

Councillor claims electoral law breached, demands inquiry

Ban on admissions to care home is removed

Letter:  Labour’s “failing political campaign”

Letter: Tangled deception

Low tides affect ferry services

Island bakery lands Marks and Spencer order

Specialist bone scans now undertaken on island

Deadline to register to vote  

Labour and SNP in spat over ferry delays

£600 raised for British Heart Foundation

Letter:  Disturbing obsession

Temporary Ullapool diversion starts next week

Passengers urged to book ferry bus

Warning over telephone scam

Letter:  MacNeil’s inaction on fuel

Letter:  Scraping the barrel  

Lewis and Harris darts league results  

Vandal broke window

Angus MacNeil urges improved mobile phone coverage

Comhairle meetings on the web

Letter:  Criticism over Labour “sneer”

Letter:  Lib Dems enacted 5p petrol price discount

Council hires plane to pick up election ballot boxes

Letter:  Local group hit by Gaelic funding changes

Letter:  Deleting tweets

Evangelical Alliance organise hustings

Man sentenced over police assault

Islander fined for shooting a sheep

MSP “puzzled” over ferry service cancellations

Teenager sentenced to custody over raft of offences  

Bid to avoid summer holiday airport strikes

New chairman for Stornoway Trust

Letter:   Cross-party concern over fuel prices

Letter:  Most expensive fuel

Jail sentence and life driving ban for islander

Letter:  MacNeil “won petrol price cut” for islanders

Council’s attempt to sell seized horse is “not competent”

Planning applications

Angus Macneil backs better deal for pensioners

Drink driver nearly eight times the legal limit

Two year drinking ban for islander

Harris Tweed Hebrides named as top Scottish exporter

Animal lover failed to get treatment for dog

Gallipoli remembered

North Uist “falling behind” in renewables’ revolution

Island man is jailed

Drink driver

Letter:  MacNeil’s “superhero tendencies”

School campaigners “gutted” over closure

High risk of moorland fires in dry spell

Warships on manoeuvres around the Western Isles

Community buyout of island pub proposed

Search for missing woman

Fishing boat grounds on rocks

Letter:   History of political stitch-ups

Lionel S2 School loses last chance to survive, Scottish Government rejects call-in

Motorcyclist injured

Car badly damaged after vandal attack

Civil engineering crisis looming, warns Morrison

Ban on tobacco displays for small shops

Letter:  Macneil “speaks up for the islands”

Airlift for injured walker

Police cordoned off supermarket grounds

Motorist accused of drink driving

Woman charged following disturbance

Driver failed to stop

Language learning funding

Letter:  There you go again

Foodbank collection

Letter:  Labour myth

Social worker struck off over sex texts

Car reported stolen

Children thank hydro workers for storm efforts

Ferry service suspended due to fog

Warning over bogus callers

Letter:  The SNP “has done nothing for Scotland”

Aircraft turns back after fog resticts visibility

Lorries miss the boat over changed freight timetable

Driver pleads guilty to causing minister’s death

Plane makes emergency landing after birdstrike

Toppled vehicle

New energy agency jobs should come to Lewis, says Labour candidate

Sheriff condemns “harsh behaviour” of cheating partner

Two vehicles involved in crash outside Stornoway

Man faces charges over alleged serious assault

Vehicles lose control in slippery conditions

Praise for health board’s powercut response

Lib Dems self-imposed ban on lamppost political propaganda

Island-bound plane hit by lightning  

More support for young people in care

Lewis and Harris Darts League Results

New owners for Castlebay post office  

Services back to normal after aircraft turns back

Proposal for new Barra to Oban air service

Round-the-clock voyages for MV Loch Seaforth

Island air services would be safer outwith Comhairle control, says SNP candidate

Scottish Christian Party reveal Western Isles election candidate

Isles’ Conservatives set up campaign shop

Finlaggan resumes ferry sailings on amended timetable

Severe weather warning

North Uist, Harris ferry service suspended

Days of ferry cancellation for South Uist and Barra

Stormy weather:  Marching out like a lion

Ferries cancelled

Croft house building grant consultation deadline

Letter:  Thanks for the support

Wallpaper ripping offence

Assault

Stornoway Trust full vote result breakdown

Island churches awarded repair funding

Plane passengers face disruption during airport strike

Letter:  Coalition confusion  

Letter:  Parliamentary interruptions

Warning of icy conditions

Cars damaged after collision  

Drink driver

Clocks change to summer time

Ferries face weather disruption

Driving without insurance

Careless driving

Gale force winds forecast

Health board challenges ultrasound claims

Extra flights for Glasgow-Barra service

Consultation to reduce electricity bill surcharge

Cheaper fares for inter-island ferries

New minister for Harris congregation

New councillor elected for Benbecula and North Uist ward

Stornoway Trust election outcome  

Queen Elizabeth ocean liner to visit Stornoway

Former Conservative leader visiting Lewis

Comhairle switches off for World Earth Hour  

Loganair promises more lower-priced seats on Stornoway route

Island voters go the polls in local elections

Local firm wins care home construction contract

Idlewild for Hebridean Celtic Festival

One community a month helped by Scottish Land Fund

New service aims to find work for oil workers

New Gaelic poetry competition

Lottery cash for mentoring project

Crofters urged to report damaged hydro lines

Letter: Sermon in the eclipse

Letter:  Candidates angst over devolved issues

Parents furious at headteacher cut

Comhairle defends imposing controversial shared headship on school   

Running for the Mòd  

Hebridean Celtic Festival wins accolade for fifth time

Shawboat boat building project event

Bid to encourage more Gaelic in Church of Scotland

£2000 fundraising boost for heart defibrillator charity

Local grid improvements needed to boost community turbines

Highest tides for nearly 20 years

Crofters consulted over compensation payments for Stornoway windfarm

Allan welcomes Bernera buyout vote

Marine industry worth £4.5 billion to economy  

VAT scam letter

Tasty news for guga hunters as seabird population soars

Photos:  Hundreds watch eclipse at Callanish

Large majority back community buyout

Allan backs use of British Sign Language

Summit over future powers for island councils  

Labour demands “full transparency” over new ferry lease

Gannet populations are booming

Fog and cloud risks spoiling eclipse sighting, enthusiasts head for St Kilda for better view

Scaled-down event to replace storm-affected agricultural show

Local planning applications

Blàr Buidhe proactively contacted dietician for weight-loss residents

Great Bernera buyout vote deadline

Outdoor learning is more fun

Islands in best spot for rare eclipse of the sun

Satellite tagging used to track giant tuna  

Many crofters ignore crofting census  

Riding centre holds dressage event

50th anniversary for Harris Voluntary Service

Conservative candidate concerned over SNP centralisation

Lib Dem election candidate announced

Isles MP is top Scottish MP for speaking in parliament  

Letter: Quality rather than quantity

MSP seeks meeting over health issues

USA imports record amount of Scottish salmon

Darts’ results

Cheaper fares for Stornoway to Skye ferry diversion

Teenager guilty of assault

Harris marina project applies for funding

23-year-old bit female on the face

Exile caused mayhem on visit home

Recent planning applications

Hebridean Celtic Festival latest acts announced

Ferry services suspended during rough seas

Supermarket delivery van blown off road

Another severe gale on its way

Loch Seaforth withdrawn from service with oil leak

Man denies breaking restraining order

Pair assaulted restaurant staff

Letter:  Lochboisdale ferry route history

Town centre road closed in high winds

Ferry disruptions

Letter:  Why replace blue Tories with red Tories?

More gales to sweep over Western Isles this week  

Southerly gale set to hit at morning high tide

Cancellations and disruptions for ferry services

Letter:  Confusion over ferry dates

Man reported missing is traced

Consultation over bus services

Council “ran down” rural school towards closure, claims MP

Call for new wave energy body to be sited in Hebrides

Many still without power after storm

Crofters urged to respond to housing grant consultation

3am sailing for stormbound ferry passengers

Hydro workers battle to repair powercuts

Bràighe road shuts as waves crash over

Support for oil workers at risk of job loss

Letter: SNP accused of “distorting facts” over ferry

Weather disrupts services

Brewing storm risks power cuts, disruptions

Schools close as violent winds hit Uist and Barra  

Cancellation of evening bus services

Ferry disruptions due to Monday gale

Poverty action group slates donation

Employer set to leave Uist over ferry problems  

Cash to improve work-based training

Severe gales forecast

Ferry cancellations due to rough seas

Stormy weather

Bràighe closed

Ferries cancelled

Loch Seaforth’s fallen fan put down to teething problem

New £43 million flagship ferry breaks down  

Salmon farmer changed safety practices after death

Extra Stornoway ferry summer sailings

Letter:  Dangerous roads

Lewis and Harris darts league

Stornoway paramedic wins national patient safety award

Injured fisherman airlifted to hospital

South Uist ferry cancellations raised with Cal Mac

Letter: Labour failed community over Lochboisdale - Mallaig ferry service  

Call for review of South Harris ambulance provision

Consultation over children’s play areas

Letter:   Fight to save school goes on

Letter:  “Lives at risk” by council gritting policy

Alert of overnight snow  

Casualty taken to hospital

Snow closes local airports

SNP reselect Macneil to fight Western Isles seat

Labour accuse SNP over ferry tendering

Woman hurt in car accident

Schools shut due to snow

Energy company backs fuel poverty charity

Ferry ticket giveaway to boost tourism

Lorry accident

Wintry weather

Gale warning

Ferries on amber alert

Latest applications for planning permission

Refit delayed ferries due to return

Community to vote over island buyout proposal

Superfast broadband may be slower than expected

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Western Isles Weather

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Scottish Government urged to make causeway “exceptional funding case”

 

►Grandfather “pleased” council will lobby for South Ford openings

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Talks over a proposed deal to settle airport strike action

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£5.5 million plan to regenerate Lews Castle Grounds

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Moor blaze spreads over 133 acres over two days

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Relatives of family who died in storm flood seek official inquiry

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Bid to discover details over causeway construction  

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Jobs lost as salmon smokehouse shuts

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Council faces £7.7 million shortfall, reviews workforce  

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Bid to open up flood causeway rejected by transport committee

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Concerns for fish smokehouse jobs

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Airport staff in work-to-rule action over pay row

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Political candidates urged to tackle unfair energy prices  

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Stornoway Airport security workers go on strike    

●   Union accuses airfield operator of stalling over pay deal

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Lewis seaman dies in tragic accident abroad  

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Three day airport strike will go-ahead, talks break down

 

►Advice for plane passengers affected by airport walkout

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New ferry building contract announcement postponed

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24-hour talks in last ditch bid to avert airport strike

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Isles health board prepares contingency plans for airport strike

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Airport staff vote to strike  

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Construction of new £8.4 million school set to start

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Island trawler dragged by mystery submarine ...............................................

Health board slammed over bungled operation  

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Famous Red Arrows to perform spectacular air display over Stornoway

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Probe launched into care home, admissions suspended  

►  Blàr Buidhe care home “working closely” with investigation team

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Race to save historic church from sea  

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Barra shortlisted in world’s most scenic airport poll .................................................

Baby and children health visit services suspended

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Election for Stornoway Trust community landlord

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Driver breaks back after car crash on icy road  

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Stornoway is “ideal location” for spaceport  

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Combination of factors contributed to tragic death

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Driver in death accident may have been “propelled” out of lorry  

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Stornoway Airport willing to help spaceport investors

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Fatal accident inquiry into lorry driver’s death

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St Kilda visitor centre plans move forward

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Horse custody row in court

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Threat of airport workers strike

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Job concerns at Arnish yard as order book dries up .................................................

£14 million housing improvement contracts awarded  

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Hedgehogs caught on camera killing baby chicks

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New £5 million plan to get rid of hedgehogs

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Stornoway spaceport report due soon

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Island ferry routes up for bids  

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Over 3,000 attend Loch Seaforth open day  .................................................

Result declared in Barvas Estate community buyout vote  

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Comhairle votes for package of cuts and savings  

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Western Isles financial crisis worsens, council faces £12 million blackhole

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Comhairle makes decision on Lionel secondary school

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MV Loch Seaforth first commercial sailing tonight, announces public open day

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New councillor elected unopposed

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Five treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

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First Gaelic status for six schools

 

 

Police spoke to man minutes before building fall