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Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Ann Fraser (left) and Joan Macarthur (right) being presented with their QNIS awards by Chris Anne Campbell, NHS Western Isles Nurse Director (centre).

Award presentation to local nurses

Two Western Isles community nurses, who have collectively worked the equivalent of 45 years as nurses for NHS Western Isles, have received long service awards from the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS).

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Testing new ways to protect lambs from sea eagles

Testing new ways to protect lambs from sea eagles

Trials are underway by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and its partners on how to reduce the impact of sea eagle predation on sheep farming.

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Boost for Lewis care organisation

Boost for Lewis care organisation

Crossroads Lewis was delighted to be awarded £10,000 recently on completion of an application to Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn. This money will help to alleviate the strain on the carers of Lewis.

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Passengers reminded to book coach in advance

Passengers reminded to book coach in advance

Customers on the Ullapool-Inverness coach route should again benefit from extra capacity following an extension to a summer aggreement which saw additional coaches deployed on the route.

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Anne Glennie is petitioning the Scottish Parliament on using the latest methods to teach children how to read.

Teacher takes campaign to improve literacy to Parliament

A former primary teacher from the Hebrides has given evidence at the Scottish Parliament as the Public Petitions Committee considers her call to provide national guidance to teachers in how to teach children to read.

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Knitting triumph raises thousands for cancer charity

Knitting triumph raises thousands for cancer charity

The South Harris branch of the Women’s Institute have raised an amazing £3,668 for Macmillan Cancer Support by raffling their hand-knitted centenary blanket.

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Comhairle confirms support for Bi-Fab

Comhairle confirms support for Bi-Fab

Following a recent meeting at Arnish with management, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader Roddie Mackay has confirmed ongoing support for the company Bi-Fab in seeking to retain their effective and hard working workforce.

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Micheil Russell-Smith picked up the leagues Player of the Year award.

Lewis and Harris football crown Players of the Year

The top individual award in Lewis and Harris Football is proudly sitting atop a sideboard in Ness for the first time in 25 years this week after Micheil Russell-Smith won the top prize.

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Josie with Pablo at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, but they need your votes in the MG Alba Scots Trad Music awards.

Busy 2017 for Josie and Pablo and a new album in 2018

It has been a good year for Island singer songwriter Josie Duncan, who was front stage and centre with musical partner Pablo Lafuente, when the duo took the Radio 2 Young Folk Award back in April.

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It is hoped the new facilities will attract more people to the area and perhaps persuade them to settle there.

Plans for a playtime boost for Uig Community Centre

All community funds from Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery ticket sales until the end of the year from Uig/Lochs/Breasclete will go towards an Uig Community Centre project to fill the gap in facilities for young children in the area and boost playtime at the busy community hub.

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Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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The company's site on Lewis

BiFAB workers march on Scottish Parliament to safeguard jobs

Workers from BiFAb Marine Engineering’s three yards, in Burntisland and Methil, in Fife and the Isle of Lewis, which have been threatened with closure following a cash-flow crisis, have today (Thursday) marched on Holyrood to demand that their jobs are saved and the yards are secured.

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The new store is taking shape

New Iceland store - refurbishments almost complete

The extensive renovation works on the Stornoway site of the new Iceland store are almost complete.

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The museum, which attracted just over 1,000 visitors this year, displays items of historical interest to Great Bernera.

Getting the VIP treatment in the Outer Hebrides

A community museum in the Outer Hebrides which has seen a 50% increase in visitors this year compared to last, has joined VisitScotland’s Information Partner (VIP) programme.

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Western Isles MP Angus B. MacNeil

Schoolgirl is confirmed as British citizen

Western Isles MP Angus B MacNeil is delighted to confirm that the case of the Island schoolgirl who was unable to obtain a passport because the Home Office was unable to confirm that she is a British citizen has now been resolved.

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What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

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Cross country returns to sporting calendar

Cross country returns to sporting calendar

The Lews Castle Grounds was a blur of school colours, vests, and muddy trainers this week as the Lewis and Harris Cross Country returned to the sporting calendar.

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A planning application has been submitted to improve the path leading to the Iolaire memorial at Holm.

A Community Remembers - Plans for Iolaire Centenary

Preparations are continuing for a series of events for the Iolaire Centenary Commemoration in the Western Isles.

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