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Only one Western Isles voting district wanted split with EU

Western Isles EU referendum count breakdown chart

Macneil:  Prospect of second Scottish independence referendum

Allan welcomes Remain vote in islands

Big Marag Burger wins top prize  

New chief executive for HHP

Fears of drought on South Uist

Missing dog

Stolen washing

Letter:  "A mistake to leave EU"

Shellfish harvesting suspended in sealoch

Call for crofting commissioners to be suspended over "unlawful" decisions

Letter:  What vision does Brexit have post EU?

Seven weddings and a ferry strike

Stowaway cat returns home

Scammers claim to be from BT  

Airport emergency

Jo Cox tribute event held in Stornoway

Flag raised for Armed Forces Week

Ferry cancelled

Two in court over housebreaking allegation

Love St Kilda appeal is launched

Great Gatsby night for charity  

Scotland manager marks school's football success

Pirates are back in town

Ferry stuck in port with "technical" problem

Toxin shellfish warning

Emergency pump flown to yacht in difficulty

Paddleboarder false alarm

Storas Uibhist election outcome

Threatening texts  

Photos: Midge Biters’ motorcycle rally  

Public gathering in Stornoway will honour Jo Cox

Community holds buyout celebration event

Busy year for swimming club

Council flags will fly at half-mast in tribute to killed MP, Jo Cox

Armed Forces Day

Syrian refugees due to arrive in islands

Official opening for Bethesda respite care unit  

South Uist ferry to depart from North Uist

Christian School moves into new premises

Barra airport firefighters ready for all island emergencies

Shellfish health warning for island shoreline

Concerns over bus services in rural districts

Cuach na Cloinne trophy stays in Lewis

Uist carers gain qualification

Letter:  Westminster has no respect for fishing

Lewis and Harris volunteers recognised

Stowaway cat ends up 170 miles away

Too calm for St Kilda yacht race

Comhairle tackles Crofting Commission bosses over grazing disputes

Mangersta crofters will ‘have no part in cavalier misuse of public funds’

Two people electrocuted after yacht hits live power cables

Islander admits driving charge

Councillor calls for report into ice plant financial disaster

Radio pastor to speak at Lewis Christian Conference  

CBE for community land stalwart  

Father and daughter recognised in honours list

Retraining support available for redundant offshore workers

Hospital engagement is best medicine for South Uist couple

Rotting whale removed from beach

Point lifts Jock Stein Cup

North Uist congregation set to welcome new minister

Cal Mac wedding planner kept nuptials on course

MP pledges support for islands' carers

Allan speaks in parliament to celebrate Hebrides' Nordic links

Mental health campaign in Gaelic

Crofting commissioner resigns

Yachts arrive for inaugural St Kilda Challenge

New boss for South Uist landlord

Harris Tweed mill backs campaign for remaining in EU

Letter:  Windfarm will "ruin" landscape

Council makes £1.5 million surplus

Minch interconnector convertor station outline plans approved  

Fire in Leverburgh village shop

EU referendum registration deadline extended

Action demanded over unrepaired Tarbert 3G fault

Ferry diverts to Skye due to poor visibility  

Fog disrupts ferry sailings

Harris Tweed takes centre stage in Iceland

Motorist accused of drink driving allegation has car seized

Councillors back planning bid for new church building

Island planners vote over student accommodation proposal

Planning bid for electricity convertor station

EE looks at temporary fix for Barra mobile signal breakdown

Developer sets out to allay fears over students' flats  

Drugs in socks special delivery is foiled

Letter:  European Union destroyed Scotland's fishing industry

Loss-making ice plant faces closure

Visit Scotland urged to re-open South Uist tourist information office

Planning review advocates more flexibility for islands

Woman killed by car on Skye

Driver failed to provide breath tests

Refused to leave bar

Pair fined over fracas  

Abusive behaviour

Proposed student flats will double up as tourism accommodation  

Police launch summer crackdown against drink drivers

Embezzler's finances to be probed

New book will commemorate Iolaire disaster

Major economic developments underway in Barra and Vatersay

Fined for New Year assaults

Islander produced cannabis at home

Broken ferry is repaired

Man remanded in custody

Proposal to slash post office branch opening hours

Lewis community launch petitions against council ward merger

Shop staff receive redundancy notices

Looking at improving Gaelic education in secondary schools

Drop in passengers numbers on Aberdeen flights

Tackling mental health stigma at work

Ferry traffic detour  

Bòrd na Gàidhlig appoints director of Gaelic education

Jehovah's Witnesses apply to build new Kingdom Hall in Stornoway

Two drivers taken to hospital after car crash

Lifeboat aids motor yacht which lost propeller

Island sailor predicted his death before being killed at Battle of Jutland

Letter:  Let us stay together in Europe

Caledonian MacBrayne progresses free public access wi-fi

►   Dates for Western Isles ferries wi-fi rollout

MSP votes in Scottish Parliament debate over EU

Alternative ferry options for disrupted Barra traffic

Objectors oppose plans for new church building

Island school pupils recognised for enterprise skills

Replacement ship covers for broken ferry

"Huge sense of anxiety" over Crofting Commission controversy

Runners overcome sweltering conditions at half marathon

Route announced for Hebridean adventure race

Moorland fire

Crofters targeted by fraudsters

Letter: EU runaway train

Warning over potentially toxic algae on island loch  

Cal Mac worker handcrafts bench for passengers

Lifeboat aids broken down boat

Protecting Harris Tweed brand against counterfeiters

Design awards for the Hebrides

Two Highlands MSPs for Labour's front bench

Communities offered a share of £10 million to restore historic buildings

Ferry passengers island hop to destination

Marquee funding for outdoor music festival

Mental health recovery events

Extra Stornoway parking restrictions in pipeline

Islander broke curfew

Musical fundraiser for Louisa tragedy families

Fined for stealing wine

Islander jailed for theft and forgery

Comhairle receives defibrillator from Lucky2BHere charity

Airgun amnesty ahead of new laws

New crofting minister urged to tackle Crofting Commission "calamity"

Casualty airlifted off ferry

Hundreds take part in charity run

£1000 bill for vandalism spree

Woman obstructed ambulance

Lifeboat goes to aid of trawler

Call for Holyrood debate over Crofting Commission's "threat" to crofting

Island youngsters collect awards at House of Lords

New minister after 12-year pulpit vacancy  

Team Leanne on course for new venture

Two men accused of setting islander on fire

Drunken sailor's solo sex act  

Politicians welcome Cal Mac's tender win

Horse-in-a-house controversy in court

Comhairle appoints headteacher for E-Sgoil

Cal Mac promises improvements, less winter refit disruptions and to listen to communities

Womens Cancer Challenge fundraising run

Crofters meeting marred by ‘menacing presence’

Council reviewing bus timetables

Parliamentary watchdog asked to probe MP's alleged hotel tryst expenses

Girl Guides join shore clean-up

HIE hails Western Isles investments

KT Tunstall to perform Stornoway gig

Crofting regulator's "financial irregularities" comment gives "wrong impression"

Letter: England is important trade route for Scottish economy

Driver fined over Christmas Day car shunt

Salvation Army celebrates 30 years in Stornoway  

Islander charged with having pool cue as offensive weapon

VAT registration scam

Cal Mac introduces internet booking and e-tickets  

Fire crews called to gas leak alert

Letter: Council "messes up" bus services

Letter:  Tragic high rate of suicides

Deadline for National Mòd piping

Trading Standards warning for local businesses

HHP tenants' drop-in event

Tourist in court over car crash  

Allan takes oath in Gaelic

Art at Arnish View

Murder mystery event

From minister to Moderator

Businesses urged to fill in survey over air discount scheme

Crofting Commission installs constable to replace sacked committee

£4 million grants for community projects

Outrage at Crofting Commission's behaviour  

Withdrawal of claims welcomed in Mangersta

Local committee in full swing for Mod nan Eilean Siar

Consortium proposal for grid connection fee  

NFU calls for clear guidance on village grazings

Regional votes cast in the Western Isles

"Excellent" rating for respite care service  

Allan wins third term as Western Isles MSP  

Island hotel picks up best bar award

Trapped motorist taken to hospital

Navigational technology to assess ship's impact on whales

Heart failure awareness day

Election officials check forecasts as gale affects islands

Ferry suffers breakdown

Crofting Commission "blunders on"

Crofting Commission pledges to "work with" grazings committees

Oil and gas exploration funding for Rockall area

Conservative candidate, Ranald Fraser, pledges "truly local" representation

Crofting Commission's "illegal" replacement of deposed village grazings committee

Bad weather affects ferry services

Large turnout for Point 5k

Letter:  Allan calls on islanders to re-elect SNP

Letter:  The "only" way to safeguard islands' future  

Grant criticises SNP's "arrogant" handling of angling legislation

Grazings officials to share experiences of Crofting Commission's enforcement actions  

Hydro Trust push to connect Western Isles communities with electric ambitions

Letter:  "Toxic" Labour

Grant calls for localised powers

Letter:  No need for change  

Letter: Time for a local change   

Letter: Labour promises to build bright future

Letter:  Named person scheme is symptom of deeper problems

Ferry cancelled due to high swell

Sunken fishing boat Louisa to be raised as part of investigation into tragedy  

Letter:  Labour-influenced council did not give main schools contract to island firms  

Ferry services affected by bad weather

Letter:  Keyhole surgery treatment

Campaign against doorstep crime

Letter:  Scottish NHS is best in UK  

Stewards wanted for Mòd nan Eilean Siar  

Letter:  Social justice and equality

Letter: The SNP and education

Letter:  Criticism of college board chairman

Letter:  Prostate surgery in the UK

Convener pays tribute to former councillor

Letter:  Labour "talking down" Scotland  

Letter:  Western Isles' way of life "under attack" by SNP

Letter:  Labour's air discount blunder

Letter:  Brexit will stop EU interference

Cruiseliner worker accused of exposing himself

Crofting Commission invited to explain sackings to Western Isles crofting forum

Point 5k this Saturday

Conservative candidate will fight to overturn 'named persons' law

Allan meets with grazings committees over concerns

Letter:  Crippling costs of island flights must be addressed

Letter:  Disastrous economic decisions

Letter:  Local SNP questioned over NHS funding

Letter:  Crofting Commission's "contempt" for tenants

NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir seeks new members

Grant astonished at Allan's "hypocrisy" over ADS

Hotline for hen harrier sightings

Scotland’s fishing industry ‘at mercy of a lottery of London priorities’ says MP

Founding ministers return to celebrate Hebrides Salvation Army church's 30th birthday

Labour candidate queries Scottish Government health funding figures

Letter:  Allan accused of getting his sums wrong over new schools

Letter:  NHS safe with SNP

Ferry disruption likely as strong winds forecast

Allan calls for legislation to bring power to island communities

Crofting Federation welcomes SNP pledge to action crofting priorities

Follow the Queen’s example and visit the isles, says MP

Loch Seaforth cancels freight run

Islander admits assault

Man in court for racial and sectarian slurs

Call for inquiry into Crofting Commission's "bull-in-a-china shop" actions

Ice and snow alert  

Ferry sailings cancelled due to high swell

Letter:  Undemocratic centralisation of education

Allan commends increase in air discount

Islander threatened to "torch" police officers homes

Letter:  Council leader "trying to confuse" people over Lews Castle

Unseasonal gale and wintry weather for Western Isles   

Strong northerlies affect ferry service

Island club rallies round to help fishing boat tragedy families  

Islander in court over serious assault  

Labour will address Western Isles' needs, says Dugdale

Ferry back in action after breakdown

Crofting Federation condemns "autocratic" Crofting Commission

Helicopter rescues trapped hillwalkers

Call for urgent review of Uist bus timetables

Driving instructor sentenced over sex offences during lessons

Letter: SNP "failing" on island transport services  

Letter: "Inept politicians"

Lews Castle will be kept in Comhairle ownership

SNP manifesto has islands at its heart, says Allan

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale in Western Isles visit, pledges action for island communities

Increased demand at Western Isles foodbank  

New book records island sacrifice in bitterly fought WW1 battle

Letter: "Amazing hypocrisy" of council leader

Allan backs Harris marina hub plans

Letter: EU is a dictatorship  

Letter:  SNP - the party of "smoke and mirrors"

MP demands publication of Chilcot Inquiry

Early payout pledge for winter fuel allowance

Vote to leave the EU to save Cal Mac says union

Barra beach airport praised in poll  

Cal Mac progresses wi-fi rollout on Western Isles ferries

Western Isles Conservatives open campaign hub

SNP candidate "insulting" the crofting community

Thief breaks into island hotel   

Letter: "Fairy tales" from Labour

Letter:  The "poor get poorer" under Labour  

Election candidates set for hustings event   

Second military emergency alert at airport

Letter: Labour is Scotland’s anti-austerity party

Comhairle ready for Gaelic Twitter Day

Allan highlights crofting issues on campaign trail

Nato helicopter assists in search

St Kilda custodians welcome trawling ban

Lifeboat crew plan fundraising event for tragedy families

Emergency alert after military plane hit by bird strike

Unseasonal snowfall for Western Isles

Letter:  Crofting getting hammered

Forecast of icy conditions

Letter:  Labour backed "excessive austerity"

First cruiseliner arrives

Letters:   SNP ferry privatisation drive  

Ferry breakdown affects service

 

 

 

 

 

Full scale search organised for missing fisherman

Lewis man appointed to senior police union post

Sports arena official opening

Letters:  Labour administration launched ferry tendering  

Casualty had fractured skull

Fisherman thanks rescuers for search efforts

Mental health campaigner on epic cycle trip

Letter:  "Cynical disgrace" of SNP ferry tendering

Maritime accident investigation launched into sinking

Ferry faces disruption

Stranded passengers invited to camp out in ferry terminal

Search for fishermen lost at sea

Teenager loses freedom after causing hospital chaos

Conservatives call for reversal of marine designations  

Warning over buying cheap car engines on the internet

Allan says tax policy "fairer for islands"

No insurance for scrap car

HP sauce bottle assault

Letter:  Labour will "hit the lowest paid"

Fisherman caught drink driving on the way to emergency

Ferry delayed by high winds

Man taken to hospital following fire

Last St Kildan dies

Letter:  Labour wrong on ferry tendering

Labour: SNP is not working for the islands

Planning application for new church building

Long distance voyage of the Hebridean stone age deer

Last minute surge for dog chipping as new legislation introduced

Scottish Christian Party accuse SNP of "discarding traditional Biblical values"

Crofters warned of drop in sheep payment

Scottish Labour says it would save Cal Mac

BT to replace damaged internet cable

Shark spotted close to island shore

Teenager's head shave for charity

Campaign to cut Stornoway traffic congestion

Comhairle announces £4 million investment programme

Baby loss support group meets for first time

Cal Mac adds new colour to disruption alert system

Army Reserve open night

Maritime distress flare amnesty

Households left without broadband service

Uist singing group receives excellence award

Class of 88 school reunion

Stòras Uibhist boss to leave

Consultants to review inter-island air service

Letter:  Dim idea to switch off street lamps

Minch killer whale had city hooked  

Too expensive to switch off streetlights

Man faces trial for alleged assault charge

School unit demolition plans deferred

Latest Western Isles job vacancies

Man broke restraining order

Islander who forced woman outside admits threatening behaviour

Southerly gale forecast for Western Isles

Ferry disruptions

Scottish Hydro to close island shops

MacNeil urges SSE to rethink shop closure plans

Letter:  Want out of the EU

Bright idea aims to create first eco-friendly LED community

Car thief ordered to compensate owner

Repairs on Lewis War Memorial ready to start  

Architects appointed for ‘world-class" St Kilda Centre masterplan  

Delay in launching cheaper local electricity tariff  

New minister for Harris

Horse rescued from bog

Bus link agreed for Lochboisdale - Mallaig ferry service

Mobile library van service for Barra to be considered

Western Isles SNP launch campaign hub

Lifeboat aids stricken creelboat

 

 

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