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Flybe commits to Stornoway route despite axing Shetland services

Calls to reinstate coastguard tug after ship near-grounding

Public protection group issues statement following Nicolson Institute tragedy

New consultation over island wind farms

Tourist office closures slammed

Icy bite to northerly gale

Local community hero award presented to Lewis paramedic

Research into bio-energy home heating project

Sir Paul McCartney gift raises £3300 for Barra Manchester attack families

Memorial to commemorate Flannan Isles’ lighthouse keepers

Bus services face disruption due to icy roads

New housing for North Lochs

Loganair set to operate non-stop Stornoway – Manchester service

Ferry running ahead of adverse conditions

Cal Mac clamps down on disorderly passengers

Inspectors praise hygiene practices in hospital theatre department  

Primary 7 pupil designs MSP’s official Christmas card

Hundreds “waste” hospital appointments in Western Isles

100 extra families to benefit from expansion of school clothing grant scheme

Date set for heritage network conference

Cal Mac community board agrees way forward

Window smashed

Football match raises nearly £5500 for local charity

Lochboisdale Christmas lights switch-on

Tolsta - Coll recycling bin collection

Disruption to water supplies in Lewis villages

Deacon Blue to headline Hebridean Celtic Festival

Letter: School closure in adverse weather

“Overpricing” leaves health board asset “rotting”

Charity tea party event

Islands pay 50% extra for deliveries

100 defibrillators installed

Move to ditch ban on Sunday golf in Stornoway

Letter:  In praise of Trump

Proposal to test new creel fishing management measures in Hebrides

Letter: Time to scrap the scrap

Laxdale senior citizens Christmas dinner  

Man in court over throat-slitting gestures

Motoring offences

New rules on private renting introduced

Failed to report accident

Islander fined over threatening behaviour

Scottish Water challenges alleged “poisoned” water claim

Scottish Government calls for intervention on banking services

Small Business Saturday

Owner of unseaworthy trawler is fined

Nicolson Institute success at Gaelic debate

Scottish Water “failed to fix” effluent leak which allegedly harmed cows, court is told

Comhairle leader condemns Castlebay bank closure

Western Isles nurse awarded Queen’s Nurse title

New lifeboat being built for Leverburgh

Cattle died after sewage poisoning court told

New weather tracking station opens in Lewis

Case for Uist Dental Hub “unravelling”

Sailings cancelled as ferry delayed in drydock

Chilly weather heralds start of winter says Met Office  

NHS Western Isles issues norovirus advice

Stornoway regeneration consultation

Bad weather disrupts ferry sailings

Local Christmas lights switch-on events

Letter:  Graveyard vandalism

Economy Secretary praises workers during Arnish visit

Graveyard fencing vandalised

Pupils win top prize in eco-awareness contest

►  Barra students’ anti-marine litter video

Wind farm profit for community projects

Island groups awarded funding

Air Discount Scheme bookings disruption

Ferry sailings cancelled in heavy swell

Police seize cocaine during Western Isles drugs raid

Atlantic gale and wintry weather forecast

Cal Mac appoints wildlife officer

Youngster praised for Bethesda fundraising

Hebridean Celtic Festival announces first acts

Flight delayed by air traffic control shortage

Ice hazard as temperature plummets  

Barra flag wins official recognition

Multi-million pound Stornoway harbour redevelopment plan

Home Office considers foreign fishermen pilot scheme to fill crew shortages

Arnish yard “within minutes” of closure

Lewis man elected police union leader

New Gaelic literary festival

Phone scammers targetting islanders

Motorists warned speed kills

School emergency protocol activated in knife alert

Letter:  Revisiting Luther’s ambition?

Offender jailed for 12 months

BiFab saved from administration three times last week  

Final rounds of schools’ Gaelic debate

“Tough decisions” over BiFab

Letter:  Another Reformation “desperately needed” in Scotland

Public meeting over geese wrecking havoc on crofting land

Countdown to Stornoway Christmas lights event

Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band to take on the Big Apple

New ferry delayed

Ferry service resumes after pier repairs

Crofting Federation offers proposals for taking crofting forward

Driver taken to hospital after car leaves road

Labour welcomes BiFab’s survival  

Plaques presented to island stalwarts

Letter: Long term fix needed at Arnish

Stornoway shortlisted in future town design competition

Best seabird breeding season on Mingulay

Trade unions hail deal to secure BiFab jobs

Arnish rescue is “great Christmas present”

MacNeil welcomes Arnish agreement  

Western Isles nurse scoops award for improving care service

Arnish mass meeting with union over closure threat

Energy Ombudsman being sued over Stornoway overcharging row

Emergency talks continue over BiFab

Ferries face disruption in bad weather

Letter: Not a good time for Arnish

Plans for playtime boost at Uig Community Centre

Glowing report for Christian school

Extra buses on Ullapool ferry run over Christmas

Cameron meets with BiFab workers at Holyrood rally





Drifting ship sparks rescue operation

Tribute paid to Anton Michael who died following tragic incident

Festive prizes awarded at Stornoway Christmas event

Signs of confidence in fishing industry

RBS to be quizzed over closures

Hydro teams battle severe weather







Paul McCartney donation for bombing victims