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The Island with Bear Grylls looking for Scottish contestants

The producers of a TV survival show are looking for Scottish adventurers to test their skills in the wilderness.

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Brits waste £2bn a year ‘getting rid’ of currency on last day of holiday

Brits waste £2bn a year ‘getting rid’ of currency on last day of holiday

Many Brits don’t treat foreign currency as ‘real money’ leading to billions being ‘gotten rid of’ annually, with many billions more lying around our homes, according to the Holinomics study, released today by travel search engine KAYAK.co.uk

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Another dangerous corner flashes across the Carloway goal and just beyond Lewis Robinson.

Advance Carloway Now

It is no coincidence that the addition of Angus Grant, home on holiday, and the surprising but welcome return fitness of the wiry, rubber legged Dan Crossley has helped spark a sensational run of results and form for Carloway.

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EE due to carry out Uig service repairs

EE due to carry out Uig service repairs

Mobile phone giants EE insisted restoring their service to residents in the Uig area of Lewis was a ‘priority’ and they were scheduled to carry out repairs yesterday (Wednesday) as the Gazette went to print.

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BSE risk status announced

BSE risk status announced

Scottish beef exporters can today trade with the lowest risk level status available for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).

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Report on sinking of fishing boat Louisa

Report on sinking of fishing boat Louisa

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch have reported on the investigation of the foundering of the fishing vessel Louisa SY30 while at anchor off the Isle of Mingulay in the Outer Hebrides on the 9th of April 2016 resulting in three fatalities.

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Mixed picture for Scottish insolvencies

Mixed picture for Scottish insolvencies

The number of Scottish businesses becoming insolvent or entering receivership dropped by almost 25% compared to a year ago, according to figures from Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) for the first quarter of 2017-18.

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Family Fun Day for Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery

Family Fun Day for Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery

A Family Fun Day will be held on August 12th to formally launch the Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery.

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Scottish workers are only thanked once a month

Scottish workers are only thanked once a month

Sixteen per cent of British workers have never been thanked for their hard work, according to new national research.

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Not long now to spend your old �1 coins

The date when shops can start refusing your old £1 coins

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.

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Survey reveals families in Scotland missing out on time outside together

Survey reveals families in Scotland missing out on time outside together

Parents in Scotland are twice as likely to watch TV (39%) than play a game of sport (17%) with their child at the weekend, that’s the key finding of a survey by leading car care provider Armor All.

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Treating Scotland’s changing drug problem

Treating Scotland’s changing drug problem

Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell has announced a refresh of Scotland’s drug strategy, to respond to the changing nature of Scotland’s drug problem.

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Aim is to present the play at An Lanntair arts centre, Stornoway from August 24th - 26th  and then tour the Islands.

Struggle for suffrage in Isles revealed in play

Deeds Not Words is a new bi-lingual play that reveals the achievements of Hebridean women during WW1 and the struggle of these women, marginalised by both gender and geography, in the fight for women’s suffrage.

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Vacant crofts have new life.

Vacant crofts now have five new entrants to crofting

The Crofting Commission has successfully let five vacant croft tenancies to new entrants recently, who will use the land and ensure it is not neglected.

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Being a teen today is a breeze, according to new research

Being a teen today is a breeze, according to new research

Having to walk to the video shop to rent a film, fiddling with your TV aerial for hours to get a better signal - and writing hand written essays until your hand hurt are among a list of things modern teens will NEVER have to experience, according to their parents.

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Last year's Queen of Galloway Molly Dalrymple was crowned by Galloway MSP Finlay Carson

One-day Galloway Pageant for 2017

The Galloway Pageant has been reduced to a one-day fun day this year, due to a lack of volunteers willing to help.

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Did you know flying a kite could get you into trouble with the law?

The top 40 ‘small laws’ Brits break every year

The average Brit commits 32 different ‘crimes’ every year - including not paying for supermarket carrier bags, parking on the payment and pocketing incorrect change.

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Early bird passes for this year’s Faclan on sale now!

Early bird passes for this year’s Faclan on sale now!

The theme for this year’s Faclan: The Hebridean Book Festival at An Lanntair, Stornoway, is Ultima Thule. In other words, a place in mediaeval geographies beyond the borders of the known world.

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Nostalgia - From ‘La Manche’ to ‘The Minch’

Nostalgia - From ‘La Manche’ to ‘The Minch’

There is something to be said for the familiarity of a word that, its usage becomes so commonplace that its origin is never called into question.

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Could you be a lifeboat volunteer for a west coast service?

West Coast lifeboat is proposed

The issue of safety around the coastline has been a focus for Carloway Community Association recently.

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