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UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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Croft grants have been cut from �14m to �12m

‘Wrong reasons’ to cut crofters grant budget

Iain Maciver, the Factor of the Stornoway Trust, believes the decision to cut the the budget for the Crofters Agricultural Grant Scheme is being done for the wrong reasons.

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Norman M MacLeod

New HHP Chair appointed

Hebridean Housing Partnership have appointed Norman M MacLeod in the role of Chair, taking over from Mr Iain MacMillan, who stepped down at the AGM.

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Government programme will deliver for Islands says MSP

Government programme will deliver for Islands says MSP

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed Nicola Sturgeon’s freshly announced Programme for Government in the coming year, saying that it sets out an ambitious agenda for the Western Isles and Scotland as a whole.

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Keith Morrison believes the offer will nurture young talent on the islands and provide adults with a musical outlet.

New Uist business hits the right note

A new recording studio on Benbecula has launched a monthly music lesson subscription designed to help youngsters and adults develop their playing skills.

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Stornoway's Stag Bakeries is just one of the home-grown producers who are contributing to the sales success at stores.

Home grown food and drink is a success at Co-op stores

Scotland’s love affair with home-grown fare is flourishing, as figures released by the Co-op show that overall sales of Scottish products across its 350 stores are up an impressive 33% year-on-year.

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Pictured are Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener and Eastern Airways COO Tony Burgess with Marian Macintyre who was the first person to book a ticket on the new Stornoway to Aberdeen route

Offering more choice in air travel from Islands

Island communities from September 1st will be able to enjoy extra choice in air travel as as Flybe’s new joint venture flights with alliance partner,

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Nick Ponty

Ready for Loganair to take flight now

Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has opened on-line check-in for its first flights taking off today (Friday. Septmber 1), as the carrier commences operations in its own right after nearly quarter of a century operating under franchise agreements with other airlines.

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There's a new wonder on the horizon. Picture: Greg Macvean

Queensferry Crossing opens to traffic

Move over Burj-Al-Arab, the Golden Gate Bridge and CN Tower – there’s a new man-made head-turner on the scene.

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Hundreds of objections submitted over wind farm plan

Hundreds of objections submitted over wind farm plan

Crofters have submitted hundreds of objections against the EDF wind farm proposal to build 36 turbines on crofting land in Lewis without the crofters’ consent.

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Connolly faces a third complaint containing three charges of alcohol thefts from the Co-op in Gala Park last December.

Savvy students can bag a saving at Co-op

Savvy students can “bag” an extra saving at their Co-op food store with NUS extra and Co-op Membership.

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Cheers to Barra gin

Cheers to Barra gin

A new Island based drink has been launched on to the market and gin lovers everywhere can rejoice in yet another variety of their favourite tipple.

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Airlines working together

Airlines working together

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has warmly welcomed the ongoing collaboration work between Flybe/Eastern Airways and Loganair following a meeting of the Outer Hebrides Airport Consultative Committee recently.

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Global renewables entrepreneur backs community-owned wind schemes

Global renewables entrepreneur backs community-owned wind schemes

One of Scotland’s most successful green energy entrepreneurs has backed community ownership as the way forward for wind developments in the Islands.

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O2 turns on 4G in Uists

O2 turns on 4G in Uists

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

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Concept drawing of the new centre.

Funding for Gaelic Centre

A Gaelic music, culture and heritage centre planned in South Uist has been awarded £1 million funding.

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Loganairs Managing Director Jonathan Hinkles talks about the benefits of the new services.

More air services from the Islands to Edinburgh

Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has announced an increased in services between Edinburgh and the Western Isles, commencing on September 4.

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Flybe says come and hear the facts

Flybe says come and hear the facts

Flybe is extending an invite to Stornoway residents to come along and meet Chief Revenue Officer Vincent Hodder and hear all about the company’s plans for continuing to serve the Islands after September 1st.

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How the proposed new student development might look.

Plans lodged for new student flats

Fresh plans have been lodged with the Comhairle by a developer looking to build  a student halls’ complex in Stornoway.

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Loganair unveils tartan tail

Loganair unveils tartan tail

Loganair has revealed its brand-new look with tartan tails for its aircraft and original tartan uniforms for its cabin crew and ground staff.

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