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Apprenticeships over wide range of sectors

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and partners will publish an extensive list of over 40 apprenticeships which will see posts created from the Butt to Barra, across a wide range of sectors and departments including:

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The 2016 race was won by  Gordon Lawsons J122 Moonstruck (pictured).

Set for St Kilda Challenge 2018

The Outer Hebrides are viewed as wild, rugged and desolate, but also a jewel-like place, where few have trodden.

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What it takes to get to the top of the Rich List

What it takes to get to the top of the Rich List

Want to end up on the Sunday Times Rich List?

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Have you got any paper fivers left?

Last day to spend your old Bank of England paper fivers

People have until midnight tonight (Friday) to spend their old paper Bank of England fivers before they lose their legal tender status.

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O2 will soon be launching 4G in Stornoway

O2 will soon be launching 4G in Stornoway

Communications company O2 is aiming to bring high speed mobile internet to its customers in more rural areas.

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Stornoway airport.

MSP raises worries on jobs and safety

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant has spoken with Inglis Lyon, Managing Director of Highlands and Islands Limited over the possibility of centralisation of Air Traffic Control over the Highlands and islands.

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Have you got any paper fivers left?

Just a week left to spend or bank your old Bank of England paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.

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Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant.

MSP takes up Uig pier concerns

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant has been taking up the concerns of the community concerning the suitability of Uig pier in regards to the introduction of a new ferry on the Uig triangle.

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Picture courtesy of Mick Blunt.

Hebridean Way walking offers new way to explore Islands

Travellers are being offered a new incentive to visit the Outer Hebrides with the opening of a dedicated long distance walking route this week.

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Local firm celebrates living wage commitment

Local firm celebrates living wage commitment

Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) are now an accredited Living Wage Employer.

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The second Eilean Dorcha Festival (EDF) will take place in Benbecula on July 28th and 29th.

Open season in the Outer Hebrides

An exhibition of South Asian Arts and antiquities and the launch of a new walking route are amongst events taking place in the Outer Hebrides this year.

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Where does UK General Election leave island renewables?

Where does UK General Election leave island renewables?

Western Isles MP Angus Brendan MacNeil has written to Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to ask for an urgent update on the future support for island renewables.

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New survey reveals stresses of life on low pay in Highlands & Islands

New survey reveals stresses of life on low pay in Highlands & Islands

Hard-up workers in the Highlands & Islands are struggling to put food on the table, according to the results of a survey released today by The Poverty Alliance.

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MSP Alasdair Allan.

MSPs call for investment in Uig pier

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch MSP Kate Forbes have written jointly to Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) to urge increased investment in Uig pier in the Isle of Skye.

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Scottish Salmon shortlisted for excellence awards

Scottish Salmon shortlisted for excellence awards

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is celebrating after being named a finalist in the Foodservice Product of the Year category at the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017.

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The spectacular setting of Talla na Mara is bound to draw visitors to the area.

The plan for the initiative first germinated in 2012 when consultation for a new centre started, architects were appointed and funding sought for the project and in May 2015 the first turf was cut for building work to begin.

A new centre at Pairc Niseaboist in Harris is already proving to be a beacon in drawing new business, community activity, employment opportunities, as well as visitors to this once sleepy rural area.

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Comhairl Leader Angus Campbell and Western MP Angus MacNeil both presented the local perspective at the talks.

Billions of potential Isles investment ‘up in the air’

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader Angus Campbell this week expressed his hopes that proposed wind energy projects on the Western Isles will continue with UK Government subsidies - and trigger a £2.5 billion investment.

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An artist's impression of how the new centre will look.

Support for ambitious new project

Bòrd na Gàidhlig has announced funding for the Cnoc Soilleir project in Uist.

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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

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Florence Showcase for Harris Tweed

Florence Showcase for Harris Tweed

Shawbost-based Harris Tweed Hebrides has featured in a glittering showcase of British and Italian fashion, held in Florence under royal patronage.

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