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Western Isles Weather

Threat of airport workers strike

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Job concerns at Arnish yard as order book dries up .................................................

£14 million housing improvement contracts awarded  

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Hedgehogs caught on camera killing baby chicks

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New £5 million plan to get rid of hedgehogs

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Stornoway spaceport report due soon

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Island ferry routes up for bids  

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Over 3,000 attend Loch Seaforth open day  .................................................

Result declared in Barvas Estate community buyout vote  

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Comhairle votes for package of cuts and savings  

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Western Isles financial crisis worsens, council faces £12 million blackhole

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Comhairle makes decision on Lionel secondary school

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MV Loch Seaforth first commercial sailing tonight, announces public open day

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New councillor elected unopposed

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Five treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

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First Gaelic status for six schools

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Voting underway on island community land buyout

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Liam Aitchison’s killers lose bid to win freedom  

 

Murder case appeal court releases judgement

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New Stornoway ferry eventually berths at own pier after months’ delay

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February sailing for new Stornoway ferry

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Loch Seaforth to finally berth as last piece of the jigsaw falls in place

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Loch Seaforth expected to lay-up in Stornoway Harbour  

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Cuts loom as Comhairle faces £9 million black hole

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Homecoming countdown for MV Loch Seaforth  

►   MV Loch Seaforth Frequently Asked Questions

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£2 million funding boost to island coastal projects

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Four island communities to get better mobile phone coverage

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Loch Seaforth to shadow present ferries before entering full service  

 

Cal Mac to reopen Stornoway booking system

 

► Ullapool linkspan closure questions

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Five fishermen rescued from sinking trawler

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Bid to restore full five-day Benbecula air service

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Hauliers back ferry summit call

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Car plunges into icy loch  

     Photos: Flooded car floats in loch

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Target dates set for MV Loch Seaforth service

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Driver escapes through smashed windscreen as car sinks in loch

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Taskforce to discuss summer-time blues for delayed new Stornoway ferry

►  Revised Lewis to Skye sailings

►  Ullapool linkspan closure questions

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Power supplies restored to virtually all homes

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Hospital patient transport affected by bad weather

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Severe gale set to hit Western Isles on Monday

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Extra hydro workers flown in as number of powercuts rise

Photos:   Powercuts

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Strong gale warning

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Loss of emergency phone communications

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Winds rip off garage roof

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Thousands of homes still without electricity  

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Van blown onto shore

 

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Family terrified when tree comes crashing down on house

 

 

Superfast broadband may be slower than expected

Teenager remanded in custody  

MSP contacts Enterprise Minister over Arnish jobs

Call for Bethesda funding

Letter:  Labour to blame over ferry privatisation fears

Island councils’ power talks  

SSE under pressure to cut 2p surcharge

Western Isles Conservative election candidate is announced

Heavy seas and gale disrupts ferries

Two candidates fight by-election  

Letter:  Sadness over school closure

Politicians call for emergency tug to be based in Stornoway

New Gaelic development officer appointed

Letter:  Ferry threat

Applications for planning permission

Ferry disruptions

Letter:  Asking questions

Rare high tides sparks flood alert  

Warning of gales and wintry weather

Call for permanent Lochboisdale - Mallaig ferry  

Stornoway ferry stuck in drydock

Ferry breakdown  

Deep sea fisherman airlifted to hospital  

Letter:  Council accused of educational vandalism

Severe weather warning of snow and ice

Go-ahead for new Ardseileach care development

Letter: Morrison “manipulating” ferries for political gain

Welcome for living wage decision

Letter: Local Labour “closing schools”

Stricken trawler towed to safety  

Islander cleared of sex accusation  

Meeting over electricity bill surcharge

Ferries cancelled in rough seas

Free will writing scheme

Driving test delays

Warning signs idea up for safety award

Labour candidate alleges 'cynical manipulation' of ferry tender

Scheme to shoot marauding geese

Strong winds forecast for Western Isles

Ferry disruptions due to incoming bad weather  

Driver caught without a valid licence

Failed to report accident

First pastor for breakaway congregation

Church launches credit union

Scottish Government seeks views over Lionel secondary closure  

Ferries weatherbound in port  

Islands cheaper air fare scheme renewed

Man guilty of kitchen assault  

Letter:  Independent inquiry call into Comhairle’s “foul play” over Lionel School

Drinking ban imposed on mill wall vandal

Letter:  Labour’s threat to medical services

New minister for Stornoway church

Daliburgh win primary basketball league competition

Letter: Council “manipulated” downfall of Lionel secondary school  

Cancelled ferries

Gale warning forecast

Photos:  Around the MV Loch Seaforth

Photos:  Inside the new Stornoway ferry

Crossing the Minch - successful first passenger voyage for new ferry

Jobs saved as call centre awarded contract extension

Uist council by-election announced  

Jail for islander who threatened police officers

Fined over threatening behaviour  

Man took car without permission

Parents in tears as axe falls on community secondary school

Vast crowd tour the MV Loch Seaforth

Barvas Estate buyout vote deadline

MV Loch Seaforth confirms date for first public passenger voyage

MP raises North Harris medical cover changes

Latest acts announced for Heb Celt Fest

Comhairle makes decision on Lionel secondary school

Lionel closure: the way councillors voted

Travel disarray as full-up ferry suspends bookings

Health minister urged to intervene in Harris GP concerns

Community council alarmed over hospital bed cuts

Captain proud of modern, faster ship

Letter:  New Labour’s financial mess  

Letter:  Save Lionel school

Seaforth crew “excited” over first commercial sailing

Extra £1.5 million for health board

Council writes-off over third of a million pounds bad debts

New houses planned for north Lewis

Planning applications

Late consultation on coordinating care services

Letter:  Fish, Jobs and Tourists

Good digital communication links are a “social necessity”

Anglers face salmon fishing restrictions  

Church conference on promoting Gaelic

New chairman for planning committee

Western Isles Darts Festival round-up

Drink driver is banned

Lochboisdale ferry trial is a “sham”

Letter:    School closure

Comhairle defends winter gritting efforts  

Driver flouted zigzag lines  

Speeding motorist

£1,000 fine after assault

The eagle has landed - MV Loch Seaforth finally berths at own pier after months of delay

New pastor for island church

MP seeks update on St Kilda storm damage

Struggle to find suitable private-rental accommodation

Education councillors back closing rural secondary school

New ferry to be eased into action over a fortnight  

Storm damaged homes still under repair

School lessons cancelled due to hazardous, icy roads

Royal National Mòd £3.5 million windfall for host town

Survey over cheaper electricity option

Summer switch-on for superfast broadband  

Be aware of oil thefts say police

Educational mprovements at island school

Scientist with island connections makes HIV test breakthrough

Apprentices recruited through housing repair contract

Wintry snap continues

Saturday ferry cancellations

Scottish marine plan “not fit for purpose”

Stormy and cold wintry weather in store

Out-of-hours care to be reviewed

Ferry cancellations and disruptions

Latest darts results

More grit supplies for Barra roads  

Quay rubs ferry the wrong way

Snow disrupts plane services    

Welfare fund demand rises by 30%

Western Isles Darts Festival

Holocaust victims remembered at special event

Councillors to vote on closing rural secondary school

By-election for vacant council seat

Ferry stuck in port with technical problems

New air fund could support improved Aberdeen flights

Ferry disruption

New minister to be ordained this weekend

Snow forecast as temperature falls

Guess-the-ferry-date  for £100 prize

New minister for Stornoway High Church

Letter:  Labour’s “fudge and distortions” over RET

“Devil’s in the detail” of community right-to-buy proposals  

Letter: Thanks for huge effort to restore electricity supplies

Praise for drive to finish Stornoway harbour pier works

Arctic blast forecast for midweek

Ferry disrption

Island travellers paid £3.6 million air tax

Man fined after assault

Call to support Aberdeen to Stornoway air link

Darts results

Amended timetable for Stornoway ferry service

Gale warning

Letter:  RET - not part of travel  

Teenager on curfew and drinking ban after hospital disturbance

Breaking waves forces road closure

Driver harassed former girlfriend  

MSP raises concerns over call centre jobs

Robber broke into woman’s home and assaulted her

Scottish Government corrects Comhairle’s figures

Macneil urges phoneline repairs speed-up

Extra funding to tackle hospital bedblocking

Parliamentary question raises ferry issues

Stornoway man resisted arrest

Door vandalism

Letter:  What regeneration?

Councillors want transport minister in ferry meeting

Stornoway call centre staff receive redundancy notices

Uist councillor to step down

Letter:  Labour failed to connect

North Harris GPs cease night cover  

Letter:  Labour candidate “insincere” over cheaper ferry fares  

Islander faces High Court trial over intent to rape charge

Rescheduled pipeband meeting

Political spat over ferry infrastructure delays

Letter:   Politicians! Who needs them?

MV Loch Seaforth berths in Stornoway harbour for first time

Plane incident disrupts Inverness flights

Search for hero nominations

Scottish Government awards extra £1.5 million to isles’ health board  

Macneil raises 4G mobile coverage for islands

Tourism industry seeks action on ferry services

Over 600 HHP homes require storm damage repairs

Letter: Trumpet blowing

Rogue traders target storm damage households

Less people caught drink driving

Hauliers back ferry summit call

Ice warning as temperature falls

Snow affects flights

Suspend Ullapool ferry disruption to after tourist season, urges MP  

Freezing weather continues

Two school buses skid off icy roads

Harbour board headhunts old hands

Evangelistic services

Strong gale overnight

Call for summit over ferry “debacle” tourism impact

Council’s plan for discounted energy could provide business boost, says SNP councillor

Island success at the World Scotch Pie Championships

Vehicle slid off road

80mph gusts in severe weather warning  

Heavy snow on mainland affect road links to ferries

Paible school reopens

Ferry disruptions due to incoming bad weather

Storm-damaged council offices reopen to public

Severe gale warning

Comhairle’s plan for local cheaper electricity scheme

Weather:  Gales and snow

Storm: Traditional peat fire combats powercut

Ferries cancelled today, disruptions likely tomorrow

SSE picks up tab for powercut meals