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Ferries hit by 24-hour strike

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Ferry dispute worries for wedding plans  

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Frustration as ship sails on by

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Ferries cancelled, restricted timetables for crews' work-to-rule

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Scottish Government urges RMT to return to ferry talks

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Cal Mac: strike disruption is inevitable  

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Cal Mac ferry strike is confirmed, talks break down

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Ferry passengers advised to rethink travel plans during industrial action

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Long distance charity cyclists make it to finishing line

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Inquiry into fisherman's death told of delay in rescue after unclear Mayday call

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Cal Mac ferry crews will strike next week

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Island councils call for review of air services

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Butt to Barra charity cycle face blustery winds

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Island ferry crews get ready for strike action

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Isles mobile phone networks in line for upgrades

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Great Bernera purchase closer after funding award

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Sound of Harris ferry taken off route despite busy season  

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Ferry crews vote for strike

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Serco challenges Cal Mac for £1 billion ferry tender

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Sgoil Lìonacleit protest row still unresolved  

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100-year-old island business up for sale

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Rig on tow

 

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Islander killed in crash is named

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Council ordered to stop 25% taxi fare increase

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Pupils threaten to quit over school row, council investigates  

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Rescuers battle to save stranded whales

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First Minister urges more powers for Western Isles

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Historic sailing ship seeks shelter in storm  

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Island pensioner found dead at sea is named

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Blaze wrecks Stornoway sawmill store

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Ferry taskforce dissolved after ship finally starts full service

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Never-ending delays hit the Loch Seaforth’s introduction

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Council loses horse custody case but refuses to hand animal back to owner

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Controversial horse court action may start from scratch again

 

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Legal action over “flawed” Lews Castle hotel lease

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Comhairle to “vigorously” defend Lews Castle court challenge

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Police appeal for help over islander missing for five days

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Church of Scotland votes in favour of gay ministers

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Cal Mac seamen may strike this summer  - crews to vote over industrial action  

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£3.2 million grant to plug Lews Castle “critical” funding shortfall  

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Long slog for Lews Castle redevelopment  

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Cal Mac seeks passengers’ views in bid to retain ferry contracts

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SNP win Western Isles with resounding majority

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Western Isles General Election results

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Ban for motorist who killed minister by careless driving

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48-hour gale set to affect the Western Isles

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Ferry cancellations, disruptions

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Kerry Macphee clinches British Mountain Bike Championship title

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Charity fundraisers prepare to swim to St Kilda ...............................................

Comhairle seeks views over South Uist flood prevention scheme  

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Ceremony held to mark islanders’ role in Gallipoli battle     

►Photos:  Gallipoli 100th anniversary  

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Police spoke to man minutes before building fall

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

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

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Political candidates urged to tackle unfair energy prices  

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Stornoway Airport security workers  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 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 .................................................

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

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

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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Nine adventurers plan long distance swim to St Kilda

Police hunting after deer poachers

Staff illness shuts two island banks

Consul General of Japan to visit Western Isles

Waving anglers spark helicopter callout

Western Isles medal triumph at Island Games

Supermarket closed after fire alert

"Heatwave" forecast for Western Isles

Woman reported missing is traced

Councillor queries ferry route tendering

Lifeboat callout

Barra race goes on

Seafarers' dispute hits fishing industry

Baby-friendly is best for NHS Western Isles

Loganair plans compassionate discount fares

Second union to vote over ferry strike action

Two island firms recognised for investing in youth

Korean prayer team in Stornoway  

Official opening planned for Harris health hub

Stranded athletes crossing their first hurdle

Opposition to marine environmental restrictions  

Squadron instructor embezzled cash

Drink driving offence

Police assault

Cal Mac sails to the rescue of Barra charity race

Passengers urged to double check ferry times during union action

Ferries cancelled, restricted timetables for crews' work-to-rule

"Save our race" appeal to RMT

Ferry bookings stopped in face of crew dispute action

E-mail campaign in bid to save strike-threatened event

Island man jailed for knife offence

Tourist who soiled beds is given more time to pay

Man foiled glass attack with a punch  

Woman fined over assault

Harris ferry crew praised for powercut relief efforts

Western Isles firefighters in week of action

Babies and teenagers to be given meningitis jab   

Ferry breaks downs for second day

Fishing boat calls for assistance

Woman in court over fake money

Tablelamp thief is jailed

Trawler skipper faces trial over human trafficking charges

Midnight sailing plea for strike-threatened Barra runners

Ferry breakdown

Lifeboat aids broken down fishing boat

Cal Mac making contingency plans for industrial action

Ferry strike could affect Barra's half marathon

Armed Forces events  

500 miles target for static bike challenge  

Two men convicted of housebreaking

Car vandalised

Bike theft

Hair-raising event raises over £1000 for cancer charity

Council being sued for turning the lights off  

£3.5 million investment for Western Isles fire service

Council being sued for turning the lights off

Loganair to meet campaigners over air fares row

Shinty: Lewis win away match

Funding award for island community buyout

Labour calls for joint action against "exorbitant" air fares

Whale rescuers launch appeal for refloating equipment

Isles MP to head energy committee

Social enterprise boosts economy, summit told

Lewis Christian Conference

Doorstep buying rights

Campaigners seek halt to fish farm developments

Prizewinners from Mòd Ionadail Leòdhais

Photos from Mòd Ionadail Leòdhais - Lewis Mòd

Stòras Uibhist election results

Crofting stalwart in Queen's Birthday Honours

Western Isles Bible conference

Energy minister asked to intervene over electricity surcharge

Injured climber taken to hospital

Mass whale stranding highlights need for local resources

£125,000 award to develop creative community

Charity walk aims to raise funds for Bethesda

3,000 patients affected by the dental practice closure

Virus-hit hospital ward reopens  

Thousands back campaign against "exorbitant" air fares

Island leaders back fairer air fares campaign  

Western Isles health issues

Extra drydock for ferry in middle of tourist season

Surplus Stornoway ferry tested out for her next route   

Wild about Scotland double-decker in Harris visit

Western Isles Labour renews commitment

Upsurge in drama entries at Lewis Mòd

Royal Mail privatisation plan condemned

Disappointment as local electricity grid shuts to new community schemes   

Islander breached bail

Man denies vandalising security camera

School meeting after students' walkout threat  

Two in hospital after car overturns

New drive to combat rural crime

Teenager had petrol bomb

Hi-tech sky laser to track volcanic ash

Sex offender ordered to pay £3,000 to victim

Official opening of Uist and Barra Sports Hub

Disappointing home start for Lewis Camanachd

Knuckle-duster man caught with drugs

Adverse weather may affect ferries

Stornoway harbour board appoints new members  

Lewis Presbytery seeks to "restore" the Church of Scotland from within  

Strong winds forecast

MSP urges Education Secretary to intervene in school row

Police warning over phone bank scams  

New drive to examine Western Isles grid connection problems  

Vomiting bug closes hospital ward to visitors

Special worship service to "reflect" on same-sex ministers stance  

Car left the road

BMW damaged in carpark  

Islander sent racially aggravated messages

New rules over catching crab and lobster  

Reformed Boys' Brigade company

McGrigor highlighted importance of peatlands

Dementia Awareness Week

Ferry takes detour through gale

Inter-island ferries cancelled by weather

Cal Mac ferries on amber alert

Weather warning as high winds sweep in  

Chefs cook up fundraising event for Nepalese earthquake victims

Lewis children’s Mòd kicks off this week

Lower drink-drive limit leads to fall in offences

Ranger’s final departure

Volunteers sought to tackle mental health stigma in the Western Isles

Ferries face bad weather disruptions  

Gale alert for the Western Isles

Summer drink drive campaign is launched

Court appearance for islander who absconded to mainland

Family fun day at Lews Castle green

Car smashes into house causing significant damage

Lewis shinty home season finally kicks off

Exhibition recalls klondykers’ invasion

Young musicians win funding awards

Two hurt after van overturned

Gaelic writing competition for pupils

Sturgeon urged for 'divine intervention' in Higher exams row  

Lifeboat towed stricken trawler to safety

Mystery over “walk-in” theft at airport cafe

Eriskay’s football pitch scores with Fifa

New education boss appointed

Murdo MacAskill from Lewis traced safe and well  

Charity hits the road to thank Western Isles’ supporters

Champion motorbike stunt rider to perform in islands

Support for government crofting estate buyouts  

HIE to host Scottish Social Enterprise Summit

Concern over fully booked ferries

Stornoway care home to be sold

Voting underway in Stòras Uibhist election

Letter:  No to another independence referendum

Poverty action group calls for electricity price cut

Thousands of pupils protest over “impossible” maths exam

Letter:  Missing posters

Police officers support White Ribbon anti-violence campaign

Cruiseliner boom

War of words in ferry strike threat row

Car taken without consent

Islander sent obscene text messages

Horse custody costs mount up

Car smash   

Church defers decision on allowing gay ministers to marry

Ferry union fails to turn up for pension cut talks

Stricken yacht

Fog disrupts transport services

Bomb squad blow up suspect device on beach

Road blocked by vehicle crash

Stornoway house damaged by fire

Island minister appointed to Free Church College

Trainee ministers to get paid

Cal Mac crews to begin voting on possible ferry strike

Cruise ship boost for Harris

Bank window smashed by vandal

Acclaimed Gaelic singer Flora Macneil dies

Sound of Harris ferry disrupted by tides

Hydro shop staff to don whacky wigs for charity

Plane in emergency alert

Ullapool car ferry sailings back to normal after four week closure   

Job opportunities at Lews Castle hospitality operation  

Community meeting over Lochmaddy Hospital redevelopment

Thrift shop donates takings to earthquake fund

Rough seas disrupt ferries

Islander Shellfish takes over “Billingsgate”

Sunday is final day for Stornoway / Skye ferry

Curry nights raise over £4,000 for Nepal earthquake disaster fund

Parents’ £20,000 reward in hope of finding missing daughter

Historic vote over gay ministers starts Church of Scotland’s General Assembly tomorrow

Ferries on amber alert

Contract finalised for community ownership of island estate

All set for the Women’s Cancer Challenge

Cruise liner bonus visit

Bethesda funding boost for new care home beds

Bad weather and rough seas forecast

Primary pupils take on guiding role at historic site

Fashion show charity fundraiser

Letters: Will Cal Mac really listen?

Letter:  Cal Mac passenger consultation

Concerns over potential loss of coastguard helicopter pilot training

Comhairle seeks more powers

New boss appointed to run Stornoway harbour

Disrupted ferry making extra sailing to catch up  

Letter:  Labour sniping

Teenagers in trouble at sea

Islander seals their vote with a loving kiss

Ferry services disrupted by rough seas  

Bad weather scuppers cruiseliners’ visits

Islander admits supplying Ecstasy

Drink driver is disqualified

Letter:  Causeway flooding

Letter:  MP is accountable

Fishing boat alert

Ferry sailings cancelled or disrupted

Southerly gale set to peak close to high tide

Isles Conservatives hail best local election result for 14 years

Recent planning applications

Call for simpler agricultural policy

Gale forecast

Ferry cancellation

Ferry running late after responding to search appeal

Construction of £1.55 million community enterprise centre is underway

Ferry joins search after liferaft debris found in sea  

Allan hails Macneil victory in isles

Letter:  Thanks to every island community for voting SNP

15 facts about the Western Isles election

Number of voters in each island ward

Car smash

St Kilda swim postponed as heavy seas forecast

Chief officer recruited to head new isles care board

Busy ferry

Cruise ship cancels

Letter:  Kier Hardie would vote Scottish Christian Party

Letter:  “Lack of professionalism”

SNP have coastguards “on the radar”

Letter:  Labour Party is “out of touch”  

Ferry disruptions

Sea-change in election forces Western Isles count delay

Transport Minister accuses Labour candidate of failing on ferry service  

Letter:  There is no Labour

Letter: Report shows SNP’s “splenid record” in tackling poverty  

Letter: SNP fillding while Rome burns

Letter:  Labour making “fake” pledges

Letter:  Duties of a MP

SNP is “alternative to pain of austerity,” says MacNeil

Letter:   Main political parties silent on abortion

Letter:   Hardest working MP

Heavy northerly swell causes ferry disruptions

Tides affect ferry timetable

Scalpach singer fronts music for TV commercial

Conservatives pledge “best possible” care for the eldery  

Airport workers vote to settle industrial dispute  

Letters:  Labour “rigged” poverty figures

Letter:  Was party political pressure exerted on Comhairle bosses, queries Manford  

Access to education grant scheme  

Letter:  Labour reduced child poverty

SNP deserve to pay "political price" for ferries shambles, says Morrison

Letter:  Responsible representation

Scottish darts champion set for island visit

Surge in people joining isles SNP

Breakaway church seeks minister and permanent home

Benbecula airport records extra passengers  

Only the Tories will protect the Union, says Brown  

Letter:  Labour accused of skewing poverty figures to own advantage

Recent planning applications

New study reveals economic impact of CalMac services

Letter:  “Labour will not eradicate poverty

Ferry sailings cancelled in rough seas

Council earmarks £250,000 for Lews Castle Grounds regeneration

Employers urged to offer apprenticeships as part of national campaign

Gale warning for Western Isles

Bad weather affects ferry service

Police issue advice over phone scam

2021 milestone for Minch interconnector  

Letter: “SNP failing on child poverty”

Councillors unhappy with proposed ward changes

►  Planned enlargement of council wards

Hebridean Celtic Festival backs campaign against legal highs

Lewis arm of Save the Children clocks up 50 years

Letter: Hypocrisy over Carer's Allowance

Islander convicted of sex offences against young girls

Carloway Estate community officially take over the land

Tides hamper Stornoway - Skye ferry service

Pensioner insists sex allegations are “vendetta” against him

Letter:  Reasons for voting Christian Party

Young crofters add their voice to federation

SNP would ease the pain of austerity, claim councillors  

Convenor praises funding raising efforts for earthquake victims

Applications for planning permission

Island pensioner on trial over indecency allegations

Election starts early for over 4,000 islanders

Hospital wards still hit by bug though blanket visitor ban lifted

Speeding fines

Letter: Eurosceptic alternative from Scottish Christian Party

Expensive wave watching trip

Islander fined over assault

New harbourmaster appointed for Stornoway port

Morrison slams SNP over isles’ bed-blocking crisis

SNP seeks better deal for carers

Islander ordered to behave

Careless driver fined

Hospital visiting ban still in place

Letter:  MacNeil - “neglect of duties”

Driver fined for entering pedestrian precinct

Man admits assault

Disappointment proposed Mallaig route excluded from ferry tender

Grant to meet government minister over isles health concerns

Stornoway broadband speeds slow to a crawl

Letter:   Scandal of Foodbank Scotland

Letter:  SNP support from Shetland

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

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Island athletes take fast boat to beat ferry strike

Red Arrows team altered display for unseasonable weather  

 

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Gold and silver medals for cycling sisters

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Island swimmer breaks Island Games record

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Travel disruption in aftermath of industrial action

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Call for compensation after ferry strike disruption

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New helicopters for air ambulance fleet

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Video:  Bagpiping at full speed ahead  to Harris  

Thirteen is lucky number for golden Western Isles team at international games

 

►  Western Isles medal triumph at Island Games

 

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Video:  Watch the Red Arrows in their Stornoway harbour display

 

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Stornoway harbour's Red Arrows' display thrills crowd