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Ferry held back following road crash  

Broken ferry out of action for weeks     

Poverty “survival guide” to be launched   

Crackdown on speeding around schools    

Stornoway Trust gets seat on subsea cable forum

Scottish Government awards £10,000 to Western Isles WWI commemorations  

Extra funding for home renewables scheme      

Young islander recognised for charity work        

Sports personality to open new all-weather facility   

Alex Salmond in the dark during island business meeting

Appeal to find a bed for festival fans

Work starts on new housing scheme      

Carloway to host Independence debate

Lewis distillery in Homecoming events          

Carnan post office finally opens

Carloway buyout contributing to community land target   

Bringing back coastal rowing   

Labour promise to devolve more power to Western Isles     

Indy meeting proves popular     

Major powercut affects islands

£2.1 million extra cash for Gaelic TV   

Islander to row from New York to Stornoway   

Lews Castle self-catering planning permission approved  

50th anniversary of Hebridean car ferries     

Recent emergencies spark call for coastguard tug  

Video:    Barra lifeboat stands-by stricken ship   

Crofting photos competition deadline extended    

International marine renewables conference

Huge rise in complaints about financial products   

Disabled ship in trouble in rough seas

Gale warning

Supermarket’s alternative saver promotion

Bad haircut day for driver    

Drink driving councillor is banned   

Man obstructed emergency service staff        

Lottery funding for island projects   

Islander jailed for assault               

Building plans for children’s centre   

999 fire control petition to be heard in Scottish Parliament

Island vet wins national award

New campaign targets doorstep crime     

Westminster talks over islands’ future

Telephone plug offence  

Consultation over improving Lews Castle grounds    

Local tourism strategy to be launched  

Man accused of being drunk in charge of a vehicle  

Serious assault

Islander faces charges after road traffic incident   

Man in custody following domestic disturbance

Cyclist shoved off bike by passenger in car

Biker faces charges

War memorial gets funding for restoration

Scheme to get school leavers into enterprise

Play raises awareness of abusive relationships   

Fishermen to benefit from increased mackerel quota

MP backs Cancer Research campaign

Biker injured in accident    

Scheme to boost teachers’ skills               

Letter:  Crofting support under threat

Creationist speaker in young earth talks

Hercules the bear on TV        

£1 million funding for community regeneration project

Fisherman lands deal to buy own boat         

Dangerous windows issue omitted from schools’ safety assurance message  

Prestigious award for Cal Mac boss     

Broken plane stuck on beach    

Pair of Twin Otters on show  

Fire crews tackle moor blaze            

School reunion for the babies of '64   

Broken ferry returns to service  

Woman sent string of abusive texts  

Man breached alcohol testing order     

Powercut knocks out hundreds of homes

Nato wargames off the Hebrides  

Islander to pay compensation for nose bite attack  

Stornoway town centre assault    

£50 car lands pair in court

Youth banned from all pubs and licensed premises

Ferry sailing delayed indefinitely      

Defibrillators for dental surgeries     

Letter: The OFT view on fuel competition  

OFT stage open meeting over Scottish Fuels competition

Cancelled ferry is back in action  

Fisherman injures hand on trawler

Scottish Cabinet on tour  

North Harris community votes over supermarket row

Call for commitment to connect island windfarms

Breakaway worshippers ponder future for homeless congregation

Island bank avoids closure

Four males in hoodies sought after assault     

Electricity supplier freezes prices

Call to increase croft house grants   

NHS warns about scam emails

Comhairle to switch off the lights

National  affiliation for gun club  

Allan takes part in island power talks in Stornoway  

WW1 community play in Harris  

Cal Mac money-off deal     

Letter: “Shame on gay marriage law voting MSPs”

Letter:  Concerns over giving Comhairle more power     

Way ahead for new school

Tax concessions and more power to Western Isles being negotiated with Scottish Government

Ferry cancellations

Council cuts cause dramatic fall in plane passenger numbers

Gaelic classes

HebCelt in Top 10 summer festival list

Road delays for ferry traffic

Body identified as missing tourist      

Police staff to vote over strike action

Sabotage probe into fishing boat sinking    

£40,000 of illegal razor fish seized  

House destroyed by fire

Police investigate break-in     

Major powercut blacks out the isles

Union president to address local government branch

Cash help available for new electricity connections

Letter: “Appalling” attack on tourism representative

Yes Scotland holds public meetings on crofting   

All ferries cancelled

Petition demands Western Isles gets vote to oppose Independence referendum outcome

Ship shuffle

Gale warning for Hebrides

Ferry disruption likely in rough seas  

Church moderator stands down before Assembly  

Low speed ahead due to tides    

Searchers scour hills for man missing for three days

2000-signature target for 999 petition   

Man assaulted police officer    

Speeding motorist

Bright sparks excel at junior engineers’ showcase

Post Office still bans mortgages for parts of Western Isles

Timing clash for running events  

Island school wins science club award  

Concerns over sea-eagle attacks on lambs      

Cancelled ferry

“Fruity vodka” thief in court

Drink-driver drove after night out

Speeding fine

Inquiry into postman’s death

MP slams plans to charge people for benefit appeals

Scottish Government considers specific support for crofting

New shop enterprise points to changed role for school

Serious money raised in charity joke-telling event   

Man fined for contacting woman

Cal Mac may put two ferries on Stornoway run over peak tourism season

Start date announced for new ferry

Lewis-born minister announced as church moderator

New boss for ferry owner

Euro candidate signs islands pledge   

Cal Mac under pressure not to cut ferry service  

Complaints about replacement ferry

Story of Hercules the bear in TV documentary

Overnight sailing after weather delays ferry  

Marine wildlife project wins funding   

New body to oversee Scotland’s heritage     

Commonwealth flag raising event

Too much wind for pipe band          

Ferries cancelled in gale

Another island pub set to shut  

Barralive is cancelled

Letter:  Councillor’s “callous disregard for patients”  

Call for fair delivery charges for rural areas

Call for Osborne to cut rural petrol prices          

Evicted horse at centre of custody battle   

Emergency flares sighting sparks two-hour search  

Extra funding for community minibuses

Letter:  Rescuing the Lews Castle

Ferry back on course as steering made safe       

Open day to preview plans for new whisky distillery

Voting underway over crofting estate at centre of ten year bitter dispute  

Flood alert for Western Isles

Darts champion killed in car crash     

Teenager fined for assault

Offender given “severe hangover” drug sentence  

Youth broke curfew    

Cal Mac to discuss ferry complaints  

Warnings over prize scam  

Low tide delays ferry     

Disqualification for drink driver      

Free ferry tickets in island tourism promotion  

Local community  to have their say on new hospital plans

Concerns over the loss of fire control centre

Teenager gets two-year drinking ban      

Careless driving

Internet safety campaign is launched    

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Careless driver collided into rockface     

Campaign for u-turn on 999 fire control closure

Majority of island families suffer fuel poverty

Lifeboat aids boat grounded on rocks  

Scottish Government funding for seafood industry   

New protections for rural schools  

Injured fisherman airlifted in wild seas

MSP backs young persons’ legislation

Living-room horse is to be evicted           

Ferries cancelled in rough weather   

Inquiry to be held into woman’s tragic death    

Energy Minister hopeful of grid breakthrough  

Cancelled ferry  

Letter:  Search for Estonian refugees information        

Swearing forces BBC Alba to delay football broadcast

National weather radar station on the move     

Gale warning for Western Isles    

Bid to print morning newspapers in the Hebrides  

Sudden death

Ferry cancelled on first day back

Local control for Sound of Barra conservation area

Ferry disruptions

Well-known pub premises for sale

Support fund to help creel fishermen hit by weather

Cancelled concert     

“Gansta Rap” teacher faces disciplinary hearing

Letter:  Top island in Europe

Progress for Lews Castle hotel redevelopment   

Energy minister to discuss heating costs at public meeting

Making a difference youth conference

Barra goes for gold in top airport vote

Competition for youngsters’ best eco ideas              

Letter:  “Game playing” by SNP councillors

Consultation deadline over controversial chemist shops

Concern over war games’ debris

Police appeal over damage           

Man sentenced for police assault  

Nicolson students vote against independence  

Third ship in three weeks collides into same pier

You’re tweeted: Police on 24-hour twitter reports

Council votes against Barra plane service  

Isles’ councils meet in Shetland   

Fined for threatening behaviour  

Man broke restraining order        

Cut in number of councillors proposed  

Voting starts in Carloway Estate buyout ballot  

New care home facility still to be decided      

Man accused of assault and robbery   

Thief stole from neighbour’s house

More money for Western Isles NHS  

Sex offender is sent to prison  

Wild greylag goose on commercial sale

Surge in tourists to the Hebrides

Islands suffering from a plague of rats

Jail for man who terrorised victim   

Green deals fraud scam      

Settlement in legal action over boys death     

Letter: MSPs criticised over same-sex marriage law

Rush on to repair damaged ferry

Comhairle surrenders to MoD over Uist turbines

Building contractors appointed for new school        

Wintry gale for Western Isles   

Search for photos of Lews Castle Gounds  

Island police counters spared worst of cuts   

Post office opening delayed    

Comhairle blamed over turbines court case  

Text alerts help in roaming mink cull     

Crofters urged to speak up over subsidy changes

Haulage RET is ruled out

Disabled fishing boat rescued after breakdown

Warning about doorstep sellers

Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour     

Bus services still off the road  

Island leaders seek backing for more powers       

Demand for better control of marauding wild deer

Bus change for ferry timetable  

Labour slams emergency control room closures   

Wind and breakdown hits Stornoway ferries  

Hundreds of properties hit by powercut    

Nurturing young business minds

Thief steals fishing boat propeller  

Hospital at home scheme launched       

Cash for school food project    

First novel for Lewis author

School closures on Monday  

Storm to hit Western Isles

Cal Mac warns of bad weather ferry disruptions

Storm surge could cause flooding   

Sew successful 24-hour charity quilt-making event  

Bus service comes to sudden stop

Stornoway on weekend flood alert      

Day of disruption for ferries

Stornoway man ordered victim to perform sex act

Vodka break-in thief in court

Two year alcohol ban    

Hospital disturbance woman is jailed  

Force 9 gale to affect Western Isles      

Ferries cancelled in wild seas

Endurance athlete all at sea for 125-mile charity run

Island churches oppose religious observance change

Letter:  Sauce for the goose

Emergency agencies braced for severe weather

Flood alert for Western Isles   

24-hour quiltmaking marathon for charity    

Crofters urged to group register holdings

Patients surveyed about hospital treatment

 

Vivienne Westwood photographed Miss Piggy in Harris Tweed  .......................................................

Motorist admits causing car crash which killed woman

 

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Meeting rejects deal to drop fuel row probe    

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Fire crew “not trained” to rescue woman from loch     

 

Traffic collision report is criticised    

►  Health worker died on “epic car journey”

►  Islands have “higher threshold” for bad weather

►  Health board criticised over speech therapist’s death  

►  Police “failed to preserve” fatal accident scene

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Drifting ship taken under tow    

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Ferry takes shape as passenger decks craned into place  

 

Video:  Ferry accommodation block is suspended in mid-air  

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New operators plan to re-open empty hotels

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Islander pulls out of hotel negotiations

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Teacher who “victimised” pupils is struck off  

“Erratic and confrontational” behaviour  from teacher

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Spate of swine flu cases in the Western Isles

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Ferry breaks down at start of Easter holidays

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BT prepares to install high speed broadband cables  

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North Harris residents vote to resume talks for supermarket  

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Supermarket controversy ballot is unprecedented   

 

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Lews Castle plans will hit existing businesses, admits council  

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Discussions consider special tax break for islands’ building industry

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Islander “loses everything” in house blaze  

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New Stornoway ferry is launched

Late summer start for new Loch Seafoth

Back-up engines for new ferry    

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Royal Navy warship runs for shelter in Hebrides

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Harbour revamp gets underway

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Comhairle urged to delay Lews Castle lease

Tourism businesses surveyed over Lews Castle row    

Natural Retreats reveals 5 star proposals for Lews Castle

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Official proposals over breaking Scottish Fuels monopoly in high fuel prices row

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Body found in ravine after search for missing man

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Be vigilant against moorland blazes, urges fire service

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Evicted horse custody row goes to court

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Traffic warden back on parking offences patrol after police U-turn

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Workers face redundancy as chocolate factory closes    

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Land buyout vote suspended after failure to agree amicable deal

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Construction starts on new £10 million whisky distillery  

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Police investigate if fishing boat sinking is sabotage

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Horse lady allowed visiting rights

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The leaving for Liverpool - broken ferry finally heads off for repairs  

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Evicted living-room horse is “taken into care” by council  

►  Eviction after concerns for horse’s welfare

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Upbeat messages from sub-sea cable summit   

Interconnector trapped in catch-22 situation

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Vote to buy Carloway Estate

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Launch date announced for new £42 million storm-delayed ferry  

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Ferry sent back to repair jittery steering   

Council concern over broken ferry    

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Summit seeks to overcome obstacles and create renewable energy boom from island windfarms  

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Gaelic band scoop top folk music award   

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Urgent stand-in ship summoned as overhauled ferry is knocked out of action ........................................................

Lewis and Harris beats tropical rivals in tourists’ worldwide choice

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Dutch company for £12 million harbour redevelopment works contract  

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Engine problems delays return of Stornoway ferry

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Sparks fly as councillors clash over budget

Range of cutbacks affects pupils and the community

Jobs hit by council cuts   

Council tax frozen for seventh year

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Stricken trawler rescued off Lewis

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Sex offender is “danger to young girls”  

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Union warns council cuts will hit local economy ........................................................

Cal Mac runs out of ships as second ferry crashes into harbour              

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Bomb squad blow up military explosive device

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Plan to convert town shop into flats is abandoned   

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Council to cut services and jobs to stave off £2.5 million deficit  

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Beach walker picked up dangerous explosive device

Bomb squad alert after explosive device found  

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Discount for inter-island flights fails to take off  

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Councillors vote against move to reinstate Barra plane service

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Anger at 999 control room closures  

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“Discrimination” row as young children face two mile slog in dark winter weather to school  

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Risk of breaking seas affecting coastal roads

Storm photos:  Huge waves

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Western Isles ferry services suspended due to wild seas

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Island roads closed by high tide floods ........................................................

Stornoway flooded as extreme tide gushes over harbour

Photos:   Surfing North Beach

Photos:   Stornoway streets flooded

Photos:   Bayhead under water

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Public meeting over changes to hospital and care home plans  

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River City star encourages island hopefuls

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Investigation into ferry crash

Photo: Ship’s hull crumpled in harbour collision

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Ferry badly damaged after crashing into pier

Photos: Stornoway freight ferry damage

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Wild seas keep ferries in port  ........................................................

Launch of new ferry is postponed  

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Vote date set for Carloway Estate community land buyout

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Breast screening checks for women over 50  

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Hidden poverty creates rush on isles’ foodbank

 

 

 

 

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Mayday call confusion led to rescue delay

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Extreme tides disrupts plane service

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Surge in demand for Harris Tweed  

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Blazing hydro pole knocks out power supplies ........................................................

Shop owners use sandbags against flooding risk

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Threat of cut sailings despite new £42 million ferry  

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Funding secured for Pairc Estate buyout  

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New deep sea creatures discovered off Rockall

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Broadband restored after major lighting damage  

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Contracts for Western Isles improved internet connections

Huge cable-laying ship to install links into superfast broadband network

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Lightning causes major broadband fault

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Airline apologises to stranded passengers

 

Fuel shortage plane in 24-hour detour

►  Passengers’ anger at overnight stranding

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Fuel shortage crisis results in rationing at the pumps  

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Metal slab slices into car  

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Hydro squads face lightning danger in battle to reconnect homes

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Storm puts dampers on school’s Christmas party

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Lewis man convicted in slaughterhouse trial

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Hebrides holiday named as “tour of a lifetime”

 

Hebrides News: Miss Piggy loves Harris Tweed

Vivienne Westwood

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New ferry will only carry two extra cars per sailing, councillors criticise  

 

Hebrides News: Sustainable fabric Harris Tweed campaign

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Estate landlord finally pays court expenses to crofter it hounded  

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Miss Piggy loves Harris Tweed

Luskentyre beach

Christopher Lynch

 

 

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Alex Salmond and Malcolm Macdonald, whose grandfather drowned on the Iolaire, at the site of the tragedy .......................................................

Alex Salmond marks start of Stornoway harbour redevelopment works  

 

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Peace breaks out in controversial land buyout bid - fresh ballot gets underway  

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Salvage tug on route to rescue drifting ship

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New York launch for major ‘sustainable” Harris Tweed campaign

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Hebrides News: Alex Salmond lays wreath at Iolaire monument     

First Minister lays wreath at Iolaire monument