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Island Games: Daily Update - MONDAY

The only place to start today’s round-up is with our Western Isles women. Girl Power was out in force in Gotland as our phenomenal females took centre stage.

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Wonderful woodland winners honoured

Wonderful woodland winners honoured

Wonderful woodlands and fabulous forests from all across Scotland have been recognised in an annual awards ceremony.

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Record breaking year for Royal Highland Show

Record breaking year for Royal Highland Show

A record breaking 190,000 visitors flocked to the Royal Highland Show over the last four days (22-25 June) demonstrating once again the strength and enduring appeal of Scotland’s iconic celebration of farming, food and rural life.

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The Scottish Parliament's debating chamber.

Safety of Scotland’s high rise homes to be examined

The safety of Scotland’s high rise tower blocks will be examined by a Holyrood Committee, following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

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WIIGA2017: Island Games daily round-up SUNDAY

WIIGA2017: Island Games daily round-up SUNDAY

Each day of competition we aim to bring you a brief round-up of the day’s action here in Gotland with a longer, more detailed roundup, with action photos and interviews in the print version of the newspaper on Thursday.

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The six Venture Scouts lay a wreath in honour of Eilidh MacLeod.

Scouts take time to pay tribute to Eilidh

A group of Venture Scouts from the mainland have paid an emotional tribute to Eilidh MacLeod, who died in the Manchester terrorist bomb attack.

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Stornoway harbour, dated from 1905, was at danger from imported disease.

Education is key to good hygiene

I am opposed to W.Cs as a rule. They require much water, constant attention, and when out of order need the expensive and troublesome services of a plumber.

Lifestyle
Was your best man the best?

Hunt is on for Britain’s best best man

Stag and hen experts Red7 are scouring the country in search of Britain’s best best man.

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No question over pub quizzers’ charitable effort

No question over pub quizzers’ charitable effort

McNeill’s pub in Stornoway recently held a charity quiz night to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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Stornoway Running Club take team title at home town half marathon

Stornoway Running Club take team title at home town half marathon

The Autoparts Stornoway half marathon got this season’s popular Hebridean 3 Race challenge under way at Stornoway Harbour’s Lazy Corner recently.

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Boost for Island groups will benefit jobs and heritage

Boost for Island groups will benefit jobs and heritage

Four awards have been made to community groups across the Outer Hebrides following Council Committee meetings held recently.

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Pictured are Cllr Donald Manford and Cllr Gordon Murray

SNP passes torch on to new group leader

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar SNP Group have appointed a new Group Leader after Councillor Donald Manford recently decided to step down from the role.

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Fiona MacKenzie, the face of BBC ALBA, and journalist and footballer Calum Ferguson were on hand with pupils Anna MacLennan and Ruaraidh Alexander from Gairloch High School to launch the tenth FilmG competition. 
Picture by Trevor Martin.

Launch of 10th annual national Gaelic film competition

The national Gaelic film competition, FilmG is celebrating its tenth year, with some famous faces in the world of Gaelic broadcasting launching this year’s competition.

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Photos of the sea sought for charity competition

Photos of the sea sought for charity competition

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is once again calling on photographers to submit images celebrating Britain’s proud maritime heritage, for its annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view.

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Harris distillery shortlisted for top award

Harris distillery shortlisted for top award

Following a strict independent judging process, the finalists in the first annual Scottish Gin Awards have been announced, with Harris Distillery shortlisted for the top prize, Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year.

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Tesco serves up 36,561 meals in Stornoway from surplus food scheme

Tesco serves up 36,561 meals in Stornoway from surplus food scheme

Tesco’s food surplus redistribution initiative, Community Food Connection, has now served up 36,561 meals in Stornoway and 10 million meals nationally, helping more than 5,000 charities and community groups across the country.

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Survey and research will boost historic Point site

Survey and research will boost historic Point site

Point landmark Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe (St Columba’ Ui Church) has received £5,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project ‘Understanding Our Community’s Past’.

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Livestock worrying crimes reduce during co-ordinated campaign

Livestock worrying crimes reduce during co-ordinated campaign

A Police Scotland co-ordinated rural crime campaign has seen livestock worrying drop by nearly 40 per cent during the spring lambing season, compared to last year.

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Everybody needs good neighbours ..?

Half of Brits don’t know their neighbours’ names, according to poll

More than half of all Brits don’t even know their neighbours’ full names, a survey has found.

Lifestyle
Scottish car insurance bills soar by 16.6% in a year

Scottish car insurance bills soar by 16.6% in a year

Drivers are facing accelerating increases in car insurance taking average premiums to £666 as Government compensation rules come into effect, new research1 from insurance research experts Consumer Intelligence shows.

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