Aspiring DJ spinners going to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in Beauly (2nd and 3rd August) have an opportunity to play at Scotland’s number one boutique festival.
Fans of the late, lamented Property Ladder, presented by Sarah Beeny, will know that renovating a listed building can turn into a long and expensive nightmare.
The first of the Stornoway Gazette’s new monthly Healthy Living columns is featured in this week’s paper - and this month discussed Men’s Health Week.
Ignore the clouds and pretty up the patio ready for summer. Gabrielle Fagan picks on-trend looks for well-dressed outdoor spaces.
The finale of An Lanntair’s dance events saw dancing in the street as young and old enjoyed a Latin Street Party on Saturday (June 8th) afternoon with Highland Salsa instructor Jermaine McCracken of Salsa North dance company.
A new Gaelic community drama project, the first part of which took place in mid-May, is to recommence this week in communities the length of the Long Island.
Alabama 3 are confirmed to make a reappearance at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival when they headline the Friday night Hothouse Stage on the tenth anniversary of the event (Beauly, Inverness-shire; 2nd and 3rd August 2013).
Less than six weeks to go until the big tents go up and the Hebridean Celtic Festival rolls into Stornoway town July 17th to 20th.
If your home’s loft is more valuable to you as living space than storage, converting the loft is the obvious thing to do.
The last of the original north Lewis line-fishing vessels, Jubilee (1935) has been involved in an ambitious series of events across the Minch.
Stornoway resident, Angus Graham captured this sweet image of a family of Highland Cattle on a spring trip to Bernera.
It would be easy to assume that Nicky Haslam, an interior designer with a global reputation and no stranger to private planes and palaces, might possess a home suited to the pages of celebrity magazines.
It’s the time to keep an eye out for dolphins while crossing the Minch as the Summer Queen, sailing from Ullapool, encountered a small pod of common dolphins at The Summer Isles this week.
POLICE and PARTNERS are warning people about the dangers of two tablets known to be circulating in the UK.
The last time Dave Webster attended the Hebridean Celtic Festival he hitch-hiked to Stornoway and blagged a volunteer’s job as part of the stage crew.
A FACEBOOK chat on the topic of ‘legal highs’ held by Police Scotland and NHS Highland on Tuesday evening, (June 4th), was heralded a resounding success, reaching almost 14,000 people.
There are few places in the world where landscape and music are as closely entwined as the Hebrides.
A jam packed gallery at the An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway played host on Friday evening (May 31st) to the book launch of the Winchman based on the life of Chris Murray, a winchman on Search and Rescue helicopters for 22 years.
A well known and love Isle of Lewis Loo Cleaner is making her television début on BBC ALBA tonight (Monday, June 3rd) as part of Trusadh documentary ‘Gaisgich nan Goireasan – The Ladies and Gents’.
The bold, beautiful and luxurious scenery in The Great Gatsby is drawing as much attention as the glamorous stars of the new Hollywood blockbuster.
The sudden appearance of plankton in the waters round Uig on the west coast of Lewis has brought with it schools of Basking sharks and Minke whales.
A home wouldn’t be homely without carpet. Carpet makes it cosy and comfy underfoot, and it’s less draughty and more heat retentive and sound absorbing than many other floor coverings.
Three Highlands and Islands businesses – including one from Lewis – scooped three food ‘Oscars’ this week at the 2013 Scotland Food and Drink Awards on Thursday, May 30th.
A book about the life of Chris Murray from Stornoway, a winchman on Search and Rescue helicopters for 22 years, was launched in the An Lanntair Arts Centre Stornoway
The first headliner for the ninth Loopallu festival (September 20th and 21st) has been announced today (Friday, May 31st) – The Enemy!
The first basking shark sighting of the year so far north was made yesterday (Wednesday, May 29th) near by the Summer Islands.
Scots stars Runrig have today (Wednesday 29th May) announced that two local bands will open their 40th Anniversary show.
Something for everyone is what’s on offer at the last Awards for All funded an Lanntair dance events with a weekend of Salsa and Samba to enjoy.
WRITERS in the Highlands and Islands have a unique opportunity to gain vital insights and information on the latest trends in children’s publishing and what publishers are currently looking for, at two events in Inverness hosted by two of the industry’s leading figures.
Financing a self-build isn’t necessarily easy, especially in this economic climate, but it’s certainly possible.
‘STORY’S End’, a performance led by Skye group The Dead Man’s Waltz, has been selected as one of the 20 music shows and 14 theatre and dance performances that make up the 2013 Made in Scotland 2013 at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.
Every week the Gazette invites readers to send in their photographs of the islands for the Beautiful Island section of the paper.
Spring’s weather may not be going according to plan with only occasional bursts of sunshine, but there’s no need to put up with dull, drab rooms.
TWO music students from the Western Isles performed at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, May 23rd.
A NEW, entertaining, Gaelic panel show, hosted by the well-known broadcaster John Morrison, will be launched on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal next week.
ONE of Scotland’s largest and most ambitious creative industries events will boast the broadest range of creative activity in its history when it’s held in Inverness next month.
APPLICATIONS are now available for the exciting new ‘On the Rocks’ youth exchange for island residents aged 18-25 hosted by Vano Vanner on the small island of Vano in Turku Archipelago.
CABARFEIDH hotel head chef, Vivek Kishan, was among just nine of Scotland’s chefs to win the prestigious ‘Hotel Chef Médaille d’Or’ Gold Medal in the 2013 Scottish Hotel Awards.
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Weather for Stornoway
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Temperature: 10 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 24 mph
Wind direction: South
Temperature: 10 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 22 mph
Wind direction: South