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Want to improve your mental health and wellbeing? Get craft-y

Want to improve your mental health and well-being? Take up knitting or sewing, says Scotland’s textile craft community.

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Isle of Harris Golf Club

Isle of Harris Golf Club

The first major competition of the summer season was the ‘Roy Burgess Trophy’ competing for it were eleven golfers,three three ball matches in the morning and a two ball in the afternoon.

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Plan your viewing week with BBC ALBA

Plan your viewing week with BBC ALBA

DIARDAOIN 27 GIBLEAN / THURSDAY 27 APRIL

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Tommy’s Hebridean Tour

Tommy’s Hebridean Tour

In conjunction with NHS Western Isles, Tommy Whitelaw from the ALLIANCE Dementia Carers Voices will be hosting a series of events aimed at raising dementia awareness for people with dementia and their carers.

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The death of the house party?

The death of the house party?

New research has revealed that while three quarters of Britons are happy to attend house parties, just 38% would be happy to throw a house party at their own home.

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Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities.

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A bride and groom are photographed every six seconds during their big day

A bride and groom are photographed every six seconds during their big day

On average, a bride and groom are photographed more than 3,000 times throughout their wedding day, according to a new study by online smartphone retailer, Mobiles.co.uk

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Blue Badge Pilot Scheme

Blue Badge Pilot Scheme

Scotland’s blue badge scheme has been extended to allow people who may have difficulties and pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic to get a badge, provided they meet eligibility criteria. People who think they might be eligible are being invited to contact their local authority.

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SNP confirm Angus MacNeil as candidate

SNP confirm Angus MacNeil as candidate

The Western Isles sitting Member of Parliament Angus B MacNeil has been confirmed as the SNP’s candidate for the snap General Election on 8th June.

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Lews Castle College struggles to attract required students

Lews Castle College struggles to attract required students

Funding for Lews Castle College UHI will decrease following the news that the college has failed to attract the required student numbers.

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Over 200,000 older people struggling financially

Over 200,000 older people struggling financially

Over 200,000 over-65s in Scotland – that’s one in five – are struggling financially, according to new research for Age Scotland, despite an estimated £292 million in Pension Credit and Housing Benefit alone going unclaimed each year.

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Afternoon tea treat for RNLI

Afternoon tea treat for RNLI

A scrumptious fundraiser for Stornoway RNLI will take place on Saturday, April 29th.

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Foodbank figures on the rise in Islands

Foodbank figures on the rise in Islands

Foodbanks remain a vital source of support for people and act as a turning point for many.

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beacon Hill farm shepherds hut.

Travel: Shepherd’s Huts at Beacon Hill Farm, Northumberland

It’s probably a lazy metaphor to describe our shepherd’s hut, Bluegrass, at Beacon Hill Farm in Morpeth, Northumberland, as like the Tardis, but it’s hard to resist.

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The Health Lottery is coming to your local area!

The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in the North of Scotland during the week beginning Sunday, April 23 – and it needs your support.

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Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life

Can we recommend: Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life

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National Museums Scotland launches photography competition

National Museums Scotland launches photography competition

The ScottishPower Foundation and National Museums Scotland have today announced the launch of a new photography competition for primary and secondary school students across Scotland.

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New bucket list challenge launched

New bucket list challenge launched

Scotland’s six most iconic sites celebrated on World Heritage Day as part of the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

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Getting ready for the Memory March

Getting ready for the Memory March

Alzheimer Scotland Lewis and Harris is holding its 5K Memory March on June 3rd from 2pm to 6pm.

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Worrying rise in social sector evictions in Scotland

Worrying rise in social sector evictions in Scotland

The good progress made on social evictions between 2010 to 2014 has gone into reverse according to new analysis which shows there has been a 24% increase in evictions across Scotland’s social rented sector in the last two years.

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