Tolsta ballots - early indications suggest No

 

Stornoway leans towards No vote

 

First two ballot boxes go for No

 

Ballot boxes collected from the Butt to Barra

 

 

Serious crash in South Uist

 

Plan B is all at sea for fog risk ballot transport       

Ferry cancelled due to fog    

Latest planning applications

Present out-of-hours service to stop at GP surgery

Latest poll: Independence outcome going right to the wire   

Letter:  No legal obligation to worship Cameron    

Grant pays for new van for Bethesda   

Lochboisdale livestock sale report  

Letter:   A Union worth keeping

Marquee vandalised

Councillor hits out at axed school buses     

Erratic driver

Delays as ferry out of action for repairs

RNLI chief in island lifeboat station visit   

Long service medal for lifeboatman

Car vandalised

Permission for hensheds by ancient monument   

Ferry returns for stranded passenger  

Beer stolen from supermarket     

Letter:   Loch Ness monster needs the Union

Sunglasses’ thief is jailed     

Teenager in court over hospital disturbance

Letter: Westminster cuts hits Scottish NHS    

Fine for no Mot

The last slog:  Three days to referendum vote   

Letter:  Misrepresentation about the NHS  

Kitchen damaged after fire

Lifesaving skills team launched   

A change at the top for salmon company

Grant for cancer support group      

Tourist who smeared excrement on hotel beds gets more time to pay

Memorial to lost fishermen

Boats trapped by jammed pontoons

Letter:   Verbal gymnastics over NHS        

Plane chartered, ferry on stand-by for independence ballot  

Funeral for teenager who died after car crash

Letter:  Only Yes vote “ensures” free Scottish education    

Letter:  Alex Salmond “madly, deeply in love” with EU  

Christians and independence debate  

Four million people register to vote in independence referendum  

Indyref countdown advice with just seven days to go

Settlement in Harris Tweed dispute

Fault which caused boat to sink is discovered  

Letter: We cannot afford to be No     

Western Isles planning applications - August

Missing hillwalker found after major search  

Yes and No in Referendum and the Church debate  

Lochmaddy lamb prices down    

Surge for postal vote applications   

HebCelt in tourism awards finals        

Comhairle and community landowners explore opportunities

Crash cyclist taken to hospital

Grant for youth club bus                      

Harris Tweed Trust gifts books to schools       

Letter: Western Isles marine designations could impede development

Good prices at Stornoway lamb sales  

Investigation continues into South Uist crash    

Children raise cash for Gaza appeal   

Feasibility study for latest community land buyout proposal     

Low tides affect ferry timetable

Stolen outboard engine

Letter:  Scottish Labour would be more Labour under independence  

Remanded in custody  

Islander faces sex assault charge    

Teenager accused of smashing heart monitor     

Jury trial collapses

Islander jailed over train assault

Ryder Cup trophy to visit Harris    

Plan to introduce hefty school hire charges        

Aim to better co-ordinate health and care services  

Youth referendum debate

Stolen car was crashed  

Ferry to divert to sales         

Letter:  Wee Blue Book

Letter:  Hysterical campaign

Drink driver

New minister licensed

Deadline for independence vote registration    

Speedster fined

No insurance

Man in court for resisting arrest            

Powercut blacks out villages

Royal opening for new marina    

Green light for new North Uist school

Guga hunters have landed

Letter:  Exaggeratted” currency claims  

Vodka theft

Expensive dinner

Letter:   Do not lose the NHS  

Charity shop window smashed   

Speeding fine      

Moderator preaches at Stornoway High  

Church moderator in the Ice Bucket Challenge       

Police officer in court over serious sex charges  

QC seeks “justice” for dying woman   

Mòd Fringe to be biggest ever     

Islander jailed after unlawful sexual activity with girl    

Only days left to register for independence vote

Referendum campaigners allowed in schools     

New apprenticeships from building contracts

Police to take on firefighters in charity football match

Co-op Cup champions

Lewis author wins Gaelic literary prize  

Police investigate stolen signs    

Rise in farmed salmon exports   

Far East gets taste for Scottish salmon

Cal Mac to modernise outdated ticket booking system

Island patients to get pharmacist’s advice on medication     

 

 

 

 

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Evidence of “significant oil field” off Lewis

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Belgian soldiers rescued by helicopter  

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Fishery cruiser chases East Coast trawler for three days    

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“Stronger voice” for Western Isles’ community-owned estates ....................................................

Call to increase croft house building grant      

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Plans for new school on display  

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New care home for the elderly finally opens

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Harris Golf Club hosts Ryder Cup visit    

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Search for missing person

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Island congregation splits in protest over gay ministers

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Teenager dies after tragic car crash  

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Ullapool pier ready for new ferry  

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Investigation into pilot boat sinking

 

Photos:  Salvage for sunken  vessel  

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Princess Anne officially opens yacht marina  

Yacht pontoons welcomed by visiting sailors

Photos: Pipebands tune up for Princess Anne

Photos:  Princess Anne opens marina

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Stornoway drugs arrest  

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HHP tenants hit out at alleged excessive and unfair bills        

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Planners give green light for new North Uist school

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Pristine report for island hospital    

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Rent-a-loom scheme launched by community trust  

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School bus cuts anger parents   

 Council messes up pupils’ travel passes

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Businesses urged to set fair delivery prices for rural districts

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Search for oil off the Western Isles - exploration could spark jobs and economic boost

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Anger as councillors excluded from debating Our Future deal  

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London’s new deal for Scottish islands  

UK Government’s 10 point plan for islands   

Allan criticises  “non-existent promises” for Western Isles

UK Government’s framework deal for Scottish islands  

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Pay-offs at Arnish yard as orders dry up  

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Vodafone is worst rural mobile phone provider, says research

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Two hurt in Stornoway harbour explosion

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Islanders go to the polls in Scotland’s historic independence vote

Heavy fog threatens to delay vote count      

 

00.22am  Plan departs Balivanich airport. Fog lifted, good weather

 

00.10am

Count starts for Ness and Westside voting slips

 

23.56pm Chartered plane all loaded and ready to go at Balivanich airport

 

23.50pm

Uist and barra boxes at Balivanich airport

 

23.49pm

Barra ballot boxes departed by RNLI lifeboat. Heading for Eriskay for journey north

 

11.35pm

Harris ballot boxes arrive in Stornoway

 

11.20pm Ballot boxes from Sandwick and St Columba Church polling stations have voted No, roughly 60-40, say Better Together.

 

11.20pm

90% postal votes are returned in Western Isles Unconfirmed,

 

10.45pm

Verifying and counting gets undeway in earnest counting

 

10.40pm

More boxes arrive at counting station

 

10.17pm

First ballot boxes arrive at counting station

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10.00pm

Chartered plane lands at Benbecula. Hopeful of taking off with ballot boxes around midnight  

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