...................................................

Study signals new hope for Rockall oil and gas exploration

...................................................

New proposal for discounted electricity tariff in Western Isles

 ...................................................

Fatal Uist house fire is “not suspicious”

...................................................

Action on Crofting Commission welcomed

 ...................................................

Islander pulled knife on police officer  ...................................................

Elderly woman dies in fire

 ...................................................

Bird flu measures extended  ...................................................

 

 

 

 

 

3% council tax rise passed  

Five-day Benbecula flights

...................................................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council being sued for £23 million  ...................................................

Comhairle gave Natural Retreats Lews Castle tender document in advance

.................................................

Barra food supplies stuck on mainland  ...................................................

Coastguards send Transocean bill for £400,000 oil rig crash  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked

...................................................

Axing wind subsidy risks £700 million Western Isles economic revival warns EDF

...................................................

No Brexit blues as Harris Tweed Hebrides launches European campaign

...................................................

Council to refuse Sunday opening cash

 

 

 

 

 

...................................................

“Unnaceptable” delay over fatal inquiry ..................................................

Security searches to stop at Barra airport

...................................................

Video:  Coastguard helicopter rescues casualty

...................................................

Harbour improvements for new ferry  

...................................................

Ferry suspends service for repairs

...................................................

Western Isles renewables consultaion  

...................................................

Fire alert on Stornoway fishing boat

 ...................................................

Proposal for local control of seabed

...................................................

Thieves steal heating oil

...................................................

Flying the flag for Barra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islanders celebrate New Year

...................................................

Cold start to 2017 says Met Office

...................................................

Historic census of St Kilda is discovered

 

Contact us by e-mail on  info@hebrides.biz     or slow mail to:  Hebrides News, Box 100, Stornoway, HS1 2YZ

Hebrides News

 

 

 

Contact newsdesk on:  info@hebridesnews.co.uk

Classified adverts   I   Jobs                               

Small Ads & Local Services     

News

Latest

Queen's Nurse title returns to NHS Western Isles

Stormy weather forecast overnight

Cal Mac advise of potential ferry disruption during severe gale

Delays to local motorbike driving tests

Mobile phone driving penalties to double

New Sgoil Uibhist a’ Tuath officially opened

Ferry disruption

Memory clinics to help with diagnosing dementia

Comhairle accused of coming up with new reason against Sunday sports centre

Jury returns verdict on “ball of flames” court case

Alan Cumming explores the Outer Hebrides in TV documentary

Crew shortages hitting fishing industry

Criticism over oil workers’ flight timing

Islander’s injuries were “joke gone horribly wrong,” court told

Pair “agitated” after man was allegedly set on fire

Official opening ceremony for new £9 million school  

Collaborative working for Gaelic arts

MP seeks local control for fisheries  

Crofting election hustings

Man treated for 10% burns

Islander injured in a “big ball of flames”

Violent attack sends shocks community

Cal Mac carries record five million passengers

Robson Green on Hebridean adventures

Ferry boss stays at the helm to make Cal Mac ship shape for nationalisation  

Teenage driver took wrong way through roundabout  

Old shotgun lands man in court

Record numbers of dolphins spotted off the Hebrides

100mph speedster is fined  

Misuse of social media

Motorist had no insurance

Strong winds disrupt ferry sailings

Pensioner admits sexual assault

Further 18 Syrian refugees arrive in Stornoway

Improvement action plan for Crofting Commission following probe

Worldwide Internet safety day

Comhairle in talks with government over future of energy for the islands

Revamp of children care services and Hillcrest closure

Inter-island ferry disrupted by gale force winds

More acts announced for Hebridean Celtic Festival

Two new post offices to open in Stornoway area

SNP alarmed at “lack of firm plan” for Hillcrest changes

Petition calls for retaining HIE board

New crofting commissioner appointed

Crofters gathering to discuss Brexit implications

Cal Mac launches planner for tour operators

MSP urges support for radio station

3% council tax rise passed  

Five-day Benbecula flights

£12 million cuts loom for Western Isles services in coming years

Councillors debate children care home service

Scottish Government sinks plans for fresh water fishing charges

Ferry to attempt sailing

Comhairle faces £6 million budget shortfall

Councillors to vote over 3% council tax increase

Five-day Benbecula plane service set to be reinstated

New ministers for the Church of Scotland in Lewis

Stormy weather warning

Ferry sailings cancelled

Seafarers’ union welcomes ferry tendering u-turn

Obsessive ex-boyfriend assaulted and menaced woman

Council being sued for £23 million

Comhairle gave Natural Retreats Lews Castle tender document in advance

Lifeboat aids ill fisherman

Four new Syrian refugee families to be resettled in Western Isles

Nurse praised for mentoring trainees

Hamper raffle raises over £1000 for Bethesda

Thousands pay last respects to eminent preacher

Motorist disqualified for four years

Man ran along airport runway

Barra food supplies stuck on mainland

Motorists warned of traffic congestion in Stornoway town centre

Ferries face cancellations and disruption in bad weather

Nicola Sturgeon to officially open Lews Castle  

Livestock auction firm under new ownership

£275,000 boost for island schools

Man dies after taking unwell while driving

Burst water main affects Stornoway households

UK Government urged to reinstate subsidies for Western Isles windfarms

Greylag geese cull to resume

Letter:  Plane delay

Funeral arrangements for the late Rev Dr Iain D Campbell  

Lodge members donate to local charities

Ferry disruption in strong wind forecast

Community give “green light” for Leverburgh hub plans  

Coastguards send Transocean bill for £400,000 oil rig crash  

Hebridean Triathlon open for entries

Man reported missing is traced

Lord of the Isles returning to service

MSP raises Ullapool - Inverness bus problems

Southerly gale affects Western Isles

Ferries cancelled in high winds

Islander cleared over drugs’ allegation  

85mph ferry rush lands driver with fine

Islander cleared over drugs’ allegation  

Two Western Isles candidates in Crofting Commission elections

Full list of crofting election hopefuls

Ashtray assault

Island job centres on closure list

Ferry sailing cancelled

MP fights security cuts at island airport

Ice alert as temperatures fall below freezing  

Torchlight procession to mark Cold War spy base buyout

Death of Rev Dr Iain D Campbell  

Community landlord chief resigns  

Delay in announcing nominations for Crofting Commission elections

Island Games 5k run  

Crofting Commission chief executive appointed

Consultation over new local housing strategy for Western Isles

Movies go down a storm in Castlebay

South Ford causeway survey  

Extra plane flights for Barra

Service disruption to Western Isles Hospital emergency department     

Hundreds of islanders affected by power cuts

Rev Iain D Campbell remains critically ill

Warning about local banking phone scam

Strong local backing for Western Isles wind farms maintain developers

Deadline for Crofting Commission elections

Expansion plans for island wool enterprise

False alarm for whale rescuers

Islanders hit by lengthy power cut offered hotel accommodation for the night

Letter:  “Democratic deficit” over Sunday opening

All Western Isles ferry sailings cancelled in gale  

Wind farm group awards £30,000 to Hebrides Alpha

Allan marks donation of funds to Gaelic organisation

Wrong to expect cash donation to overturn sports centre democratic vote says comhairle

Daliburgh and Balivanich schools awarded gold status for sport

Warning over doorstep sellers

Postcode lottery fund opens for local project applications

Well known Free Church minister, Rev Dr Iain D Campbell, is critically ill in hospital

Scottish Parliament to quiz Cal Mac bosses

Ferry cancellations could continue into next month

New landing controls for crab and lobster

Ferryman retires after nearly half a century with CalMac

Comhairle slammed over flood causeway  

Progress for new island hospital  

Latest police horses named after Hebridean islands

Letter:  Crown Estate revenues should go to communities not council  

Council urged to provide seats in bus waiting room

Fisherman airlifted off trawler

Large whale washes ashore

Casualty taken to hospital following island house fire

Scottish Government loses HIE vote  

Government minister who could wipe out Western Isles’ £144 million renewable industry to visit isles

Smiles all round at hospital festive celebration

Vandalism in Stornoway

Disruption as relief ferry hit by technical fault

Ferry stop over

Island youth to represent Scotland in cross country competition

Stornoway restaurants appeal against immigration raid fines

Man accused of severe assault appears in court  

Local development plan consultation underway

Charity fundraiser on epic walk for RNLI  

Drink driver is disqualified

Youth fined over shop break-in

Letter:  Consultation on Crown Estate proposals

Trawlerman with leg injuries airlifted to hospital

Motorists warned over accident blackspot

Appeal for information over assault

Estate buyout celebrates 10 year anniversary

Grant awarded to Pairc Trust

Honesty box theft man is jailed  

Threatening behaviour

Shoplifter in court

Assault charge

Jobs boost for isles as tourism booms

Funding deal will help local energy projects

Several car smashes occur on same road in wintry weather

Songs of Praise plays its Trump card  

Stamping out abuse of Harris Tweed trademark

Man arrested over drugs allegations

Tourist smeared excrement over bed

Coastguard rescue helicopter flights stopped over safety concerns  

Island councillor slams HIE “compromise” proposal

New equipment for island sports centres

Coastguard issues warning over coastal safety  

Ferry model on display

Nominations sought for crofting regulator

Funding appeal for “game changing” cultural heritage centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patients cannot get dental treament on island due to dentist shortage