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Motorist broke the speed limit   

 

Careless driver is fined

 

Assault charge

 

Underage alcohol offence    

 

Backpack campaign for the world’s poorest children

 

Concerns over timetable changes on remaining Barra flights  

 

16 year olds to get the referendum vote    

 

Blizzard predicted for Western Isles

  

Horse lady is banned from driving  

 

Injured woman airlifted to hospital

 

Arctic Circle fundraising for Bethesda  

 

Shark tagging project extended   

 

‘Intolerable’ low levels of EU support for crofters

 

Sheriff displays discretion in sorn car case   

 

Alleged attacker in custody until trial      

 

Pilot benefit scheme “proves Bedroom Tax unworkable”    

 

Letter: Unequal division of labour

 

Letter:   Two fat geese

 

South Harris to consult on land buyout proposal  

 

Wife left unconscious after assault   

 

Youth fined over ecstasy tablet   

 

South Uist pupils shine at science event    

 

Schools win in Highlands young scientists’ festival           

 

Islanders to become eligible for powercut compensation

 

Minch swimmers plan St Kilda challenge  

 

Conference hears about fuel poverty in Western Isles   

 

Island bakery at UK’s largest food event  

 

Old Nicolson Institute is demolished     

 

World's “most enthusiastic man” at science festival     

 

Ferry boss urges tourism businesses to put customers first  

 

Independence signals renaissance for Labour, says former party MP

 

Swap fags for swag   

 

McGrigor says crofting needs practical support measures

 

Coast erosion expert outlines machair shore problems  

 

Cash to help tackle fuel poverty     

    

Campaigners’ objection to Harris salmon farm

 

Barley family in charity race  

 

Western Isles visit for Commonwealth Games relay  

 

Halt to owner occupier crofting house sites  

 

East wind brings wild fires   

 

Three wild fires in North Uist  

 

Ferry breakdown causes knock-on problems  

   

Land buyout study for Carloway  

 

Ferry disruption

 

Run up to Benbecula 10k   

 

Dennis Canavan independence rallies     

 

MV Clansman replaces broken Stornoway ferry

 

Cal Mac praised for ferry wi-fi plans  

 

Letter:   Misleading info on ferry   

 

Continuing announces new Moderator   

  

Allan speaks at Gaelic jobs event    

 

Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band in championships   

  

Police weekend watch for bad drivers  

 

Crofting decline threatens environment

 

Scottish independence Yes campaign in islands

 

Island travel agency to close  

 

Hebridean festival scores hat-trick of acclaim    

 

Letter:  Disgusted at petition ban   

 

Comhairle launches communities website    

 

State-of-the art technology for new Stornoway rescue helicopter  

 

New active health advice scheme  

  

Letter: Councillors “actively campaigning” against constituents

 

Letter:  “Personal vendetta” of councillors    

 

Scottish Communities League Cup visits Lewis   

 

Cliff fall casualty transferred to mainland hospital     

 

New phase in creating St Kilda centre          

 

Vote for new ferry name       

 

Millions tune in to see Barra’s world famous landing strip   

 

New homes boost for Western Isles   

 

Letter:  Criticism of “autocratic” council     

 

Threat of teachers’ strike ballot eases     

 

Letter:  Disgust at council’s decision  

   

Letter:  Childish council

 

Injured man airlifted in cliff rescue

 

Island oil workers affected by rig shutdown

 

Council “bans” air service petition    

 

Careless driver knocked down cyclist

 

Dirty tactics from vacuum repair firms    

 

Post Office warned against Stornoway move

 

Stolen signs

 

Whale spotting training day   

 

Harris public event for SNH    

 

Stroke awareness campaign    

 

Low crime in Highlands and Islands   

 

Salmon farming and wild fisheries both important says MSP    

 

Health board promotes tests for ‘hidden’ cancer    

 

Improvements in fire service management  

 

Northern Constabulary leaves "legacy of success"  

 

Top north cop becomes boss of police watchdog   

 

Training into influencing neurological health services  

 

Capercaillie for Celtic festival   

 

Former policeman guilty of island rape

 

Vigilante fined   

 

Tourist swindled post offices across the Hebrides     

 

Letter:   Equal rights for consenting adults     

 

Wave of queries over new ferry  

 

Students hold Fairtrade event      

 

Food for thought

 

Funding boost for community fuel station

 

Large wildfire burns moorland  

 

New Arctic Convoy medal open for applications

 

Fire destroys prawn creels

 

Legal glitch prevents decrofting applications

 

Letter:  “Councillors’ betrayal”     

 

Man jailed for violent assault                

 

Indecent exposure offender avoids jail

 

Barra wants Scottish Government to intervene on plane service

 

TV celebrity Lorraine Kelly backs Barra air service campaign           

 

London award for Harris Tweed ambassador  

   

Prospect of teachers’ strike action against Comhairle    

 

Drag race held in memory of young engineer    

   

Letter:   Council cuts were “Labour Party ploy”  

 

Letter:   Volunteering works    

 

Girl Guides gang show   

 

Rising demand for emergency food parcels  

 

Police investigate suspicious fire  

   

Islands’ financial woes “needs government intervention”   

 

Harris Tweed Hebrides add to management team   

 

Concern over Euro cash cuts

 

Union boss slates Comhairle job cuts

 

Public meeting over new Stornoway ferry    

      

Allan defends free personal care  

 

More red tape on crofters fears after horsemeat scandal   

 

Fog grounds planes for second day   

 

Al-Anon offers support for families of alcoholics    

 

Call to locate emergency tug cover on west coast      

 

Fog causes chaos for air services     

 

Smoke damage after fire in house     

 

Eriskay pupils question local MSP   

     

New guide about breast cancer treatment   

 

Police assault

 

Dangerous driving     

 

Union slams Comhairle cuts against staff  

     

Letter:  “Same-sex knots are a marriage too far"   

 

Letter:  Comhairle’s 'slash and burn' budget   

 

Letter:   More heat than light

 

Teenagers sentenced for assault      

   

Attacker to pay compensation to victim   

 

Islander placed on sex offenders register    

 

“Missing” ferry passenger sparks major sea search

 

Clansman heads for refit     

 

SNP gives council leader the cold shoulder  

 

Family rescued after loch capsize   

 

Scotland Office changes tack on coastguard tug support

 

Lifeboat callout

 

Letter: Comhairle’s idea of consultation is a “sham”

 

Letter:  Councillors should “examine their conscience”  

 

Grant funding for Lewis projects   

 

Comhairle denies “pocketing money” accusation

 

Injured fisherman taken to hospital       

 

Passenger grabbed steering wheel of moving bus  

 

Letter:   “Councillors without back bone”

 

Hotel bill cheat gets prison accommodation

 

Island thief is jailed      

    

Union hits out at Comhairle job cuts        

 

Anger over scrapping Uist to Barra plane link

 

Stornoway firm win Lews Castle repairs contract

 

Letter:   Orange mobile coverage problems    

 

Revamped plans for housing development   

 

New salmon farms planned for Harris    

 

Valentine sweet talk could swing council budget  compromise  

 

Van Morrison to headline Hebridean Celtic Festival

 

Bad weather affects ferries    

 

MP sees red over loss of Orange signal    

 

North Uist demand the Hebrides return  

 

Broken down fishfarm boat drifting at sea    

 

Funding help for Hebridean Celtic Festival  

 

Loganair - 98% of flights get you there  

 

Harbour hopes to attract more yacht business    

 

Allan promotes literary trail in islands

 

Lews Castle panel to debate legal mess over stalled contract  

   

North Uist smash

 

Snowstorm Nemo rains on the Hebrides    

 

Crackdown on speeding motorists  

 

Letter:  Downgrading Stornoway Post Office

 

Atlantic rower secures adventure funding  

 

Environment Minister in showdown over scallop trawling ban fears  

 

Buy local produce say MPs  

 

Cardinal saddened by Pope’s resignation

  

South Uist group leads the way in tackling coastal erosion  

 

New Gaelic school for Glasgow    

 

Plug-in plan for electric vehicles   

 

Kenneth Street parking ban proposal  

 

Extra cash for health board        

 

Callanish Stones turbines rejected “in national interest

 

Inverness traffic delays for ferry travellers

 

Island oil workers evacuated from rig   

 

Independence campaign tour comes to islands

 

Man treated after fire

 

Letter:   Bright lights

 

New number for non emergency calls to police   

 

Make waves, young lady    

 

40% of benefit claimants hit by bedroom tax    

 

Dougie MacLean in HebCeltFest line-up    

 

Proposal for new infant nursery at Laxdale     

 

Church writes to the Queen over gay marriage  

 

Sale plans for Scalpay school

 

Road grit cash  

 

Stop for no entry sign

 

New minister for Scalpay Free Church

 

Barra plane hit by lightning

 

Stormbound ferries         

  

U-turn on axing specialist teachers?   

 

Barra Bunting Project scoops Epic Award

 

Gale disrupts ferry sailings    

 

Motorists urged to take care on icy roads     

 

Heavy weather continues for Tuesday

 

Storm brings down powerlines     

 

Photos of wild seas from Monday’s storm    

 

One of very last local independent fish farmers taken over

 

New boss for Scottish Water

 

Plans to revamp Stornoway harbour

 

Study into unfair energy export charges  

 

Welcome for move on island transmission costs

 

Loganair defends plane service  

 

App for tax

 

Warning of severe wintry gale

 

Ferries face cancellation due to bad weather  

  

Fire crews called out

 

Scottish Parliament community visit to Western Isles     

 

Stornoway Police to mark end of Northern Constabulary    

 

Ousted congregation finds temporary church     

 

Stormy conditions on Monday    

 

New coastguard helicopter crews undergo training   

 

Stornoway Coastguards co-ordinate rescue of two men from sea      

 

More islanders take flu jab   

 

Food tasting session for home care frozen meals    

 

Plight of the bumblebee  

 

Knife man jailed for slashing friend   

 

Bernera’s Count Robin leaves £1.3 million will

 

Fine for car smash   

          

Woman tried to bite police sergeant  

 

Free bus travel for pensioners secured with £10 million investment   

   

Fake Stornoway black puddings to be made illegal      

 

Celebrating Scotland’s inshore fisheries   

 

Community renewable reinvestment guide

 

Water works hit by powercut      

 

No move for Bayhead Post Office  

 

Fair competition amongst petrol stations says watchdog   

 

Official statistics show UK fuel is highest taxed in Europe    

 

Storm damage

 

Third day of ferry cancellations   

 

Island powercuts

 

Ferries cancelled

 

Families evacuated as storm threatens to bring down house  

 

Lorry blocked road   

 

Coastguard volunteers on storm duties   

 

Island powercuts

 

Roads reopen as storm tide ebbs

 

Stornoway ferry turns back in violent storm

 

Batten down the hatches warns emergency group    

 

Cancelled buses - list of last departure times  

 

Sexy Peat exhibition will celebrate boggy moorland   

  

Hurricane winds set to batter Western Isles  

 

Youth urged to keep a lookout for Gaelic      

 

Allan signs Holocaust Book of Commitment

 

Digital guide to use satellite technology to track Berneray’s heritage  

 

Letter:  Plane Sailing - but no trains    

 

Letter:   Rambling bluster over mail service   

 

Missing cash repaid to church    

 

Gale disrupts Barra transport services  

 

Uist newspaper launches new look

 

Barra flies high in world’s top ten airport landings

 

Salmon farmer confirms redundancies  

 

Steps mooted to reopen Broadbay fishery

 

Severe gale forecasted     

 

Letter:  Delivering the mail    

    

Petrol prices to jump

 

Young Gaels encouraged to be global citizens     

 

Relief ferry

 

Court rules on “occupied” Free Church     

 

Warning of strong winds pushing high tides  

 

Ministry of Defence censured over South Uist death

 

Letter: A budget cut too far - An open letter to Catriona Stewart, Education chairperson

 

Ferry disruptions

 

Hydro engineers fixing fault which hit 2,400 properties    

 

Weather-bound Clansman  

 

Another fishing industry body seeks Barra inquiry     

 

Stewart slams stigma in workplace    

 

TV company apply to film Liam Aitchison murder trial

 

St Valentine’s date for council cuts  

 

Windfarm substation gets go-ahead  

 

Commander appointed for North police    

 

Letter:  Independence won’t deliver on postal service     

 

Concern budget cuts may be an ill wind for health patients

 

Call for full investigation into Barra conservation area controversy  

 

Hairdressing students raise cash for lifeboat

 

SNP councillors pledge to vote to maintain essential front line services

 

Fears of No-Fish zones under marine environmental measures

 

Lochhead would repeat east coast trawler ban   

 

Island musicians perform with National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

 

The Campbells of Greepe      

 

Letter:  “Yodelling” policy

 

Point powercut

 

Reward offered to catch car thief         

   

Scottish Fuels co-operating with “dominant abuse” probe

 

Welcome for OFT fuel investigation  

 

Ferries cancelled as east wind blows          

 

Construction begins at Arnish Business Park     

 

Scouts postal service raises funds     

 

Rise in water rates  

 

No start date for stalled Western Isles sub-sea energy cable     

 

Hundreds of pupils accept Jubilee Bible gift

 

Castlebay fire crew callout       

 

Letter:   Salmon job cuts not due to transport costs

 

Special ferry after series of cancellations  

   

Start date for motorcycle driving tests  

    

Oxygen cylinder theft

 

Ferry cancellations

 

Closure threat to community centre    

 

New bosses for Loganair   

 

Major retailer pays up in Harris Tweed dispute

 

McGrigor backs community volunteering

 

“Encouraging” order book for Harris Tweed  

 

Point Show risks being cancelled   

 

Crofters urge rejection of Sound of Barra marine designation

 

Lifeboat callout

 

Campaigners anger over fish farmer’s “vipers’ nest” accusation

 

Stòras Uibhist urged to give fair distribution of windfarm cash  

 

Consultation over Stòras’ windfarm profits   

 

Icy roads

 

Crofters’ body seek new crofts       

 

Funding to spruce up community war memorials

 

Sound of Harris ferry disruption

 

CHC out of Stornoway coastguard rescue contract

 

Party stalwart quits SNP     

 

Thief sets fire to stolen car  

 

Man in hospital after kitchen fire   

 

Crossbost induction

 

Business group slams SNP over salmon lay offs

 

New apprentice scheme for fishing industry   

Burnt offerings

 

Ipad 4 long distance Gaelic conversation

 

Save Our Minibus plea to councillors   

 

Appeal for information over sudden death     

 

Lochs Free induction  

 

Island postal service under “threat” from Royal Mail privatisation

 

Blockbuster Brave nominated for Bafta award

 

Evangelistic services  

 

Consultation over council cuts   

 

Pupils get extra day holiday   

 

Coastguard tug cuts lambasted   

 

Record salmon exports to Far East   

 

£4 million funding boost for Gaelic

 

“Drunken party” ended in assault

 

Traffic delays after supermarket lorry blaze

Preliminary consultation over North Uist schools

 

£1,000 penalty for assault

  

Snatch thief brought to justice      

   

CNN says Hebridean Celtic Festival is the place to be   

 

Internet search tracks down spooked dog  

 

MSP challenges government over haulage RET     

 

Stornoway plane turns back after smoke alert    

 

Delayed mental health services consultation

  

Ullapool Harbour improvements for new Stornoway ferry   

 

Plans for temporary accommodation hostel

 

Go-ahead for water company’s wind turbines     

 

New Year’s Day assault   

     

Driver absconds after vehicle smashes into wall   

 

Teenager arrested

 

Supermarket incident

 

Barra disturbance

 

Vandalised cars

 

Stornoway New Year fireworks

 

►  Video  -  Stornoway fireworks display

 

Police reminder of winter travel advice    

 

Flood alert     

 

Rough crossings for delayed ferries  

 

21,000 properties lost power after lightning strike        

 

Storm affects ferry sailings

 

Urgent reforms needed to “save” fishing industry

 

Green car cash used effectively in Western Isles     

 

Islanders recognised in Queen's New Year Honours List  

 

Police boss awarded Queen’s Medal    

 

Severe southwesterly gale forecast

      

Saturday ferry disruptions

 

Supermarkets run out of fresh food     

 

Early closure for Stornoway Sports Centre    

 

Lewis evening bus services cancelled by storm

 

Orange flares at sea sparks emergency response       

 

Public advised to be vigilant as storm approaches

 

Ferries cancelled as heavy weather sweeps in  

 

Hurricane force winds affects islands   

 

Atlantic gale set to bring rain and wind  

 

Funding to renew empty homes  

 

Rule change on household renewables loans

 

Here Come The Girls      

 

Old school for sale       

 

Julie Fowlis praised for Oscar nomination       

 

Weekend gales may affect ferries  

 

Exceptional standards award for Harris doctor

 

Tender placed for new harbour plans   

 

Kitchen fire

 

Talks over voluntary sale of Pairc estate

 

Harris House construction to restart      

 

Letter:    Loaded language

 

Letter:   A weathervane politician

 

Opposition to same-sex marriage    

 

Wheelie bin offence

 

Car skids off road in heavy rain

   

Domestic abuse clampdown

 

Minch fishing grounds at risk from East Coast boats    

 

Fisheries grants for Western Isles   

 

Midnight ferry

 

Christmas turkey shortages  

 

Weather disrupts ferries     

 

Arctic convoy veterans win medal battle

 

Replacement freight ferry sizes up port   

 

Racist incidents in Western Isles   

 

Investment in Harris Distillery plans