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QinetiQ secures £1bn contract

QinetiQ has been awarded a £1bn contract amendment to the Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA) from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

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Stornoway Port Authority sets out 20-year development vision

Stornoway Port Authority sets out 20-year development vision

A Draft Masterplan outlining a 20-year vision for the development of Stornoway Harbour has been published by Stornoway Port Authority.

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Island fishermen urge Government to recognise importance of industry

Island fishermen urge Government to recognise importance of industry

Fishermen in Scotland’s islands have joined together to urge ministers to recognise the importance of the industry to the wellbeing of their remote communities.

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Pictured is John Thurso, Chairman of VisitScotland.

Experiencing a Gaelic welcome when visiting Scotland

A new Welcome Scheme which recognises the special efforts made by tourism businesses to provide for visitors with an interest in Gaelic heritage was launched at the Highland Tourism Conference in Inverness this week.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Comhairle hopes Loganair will be able to better shape the future of air services

Comhairle hopes Loganair will be able to better shape the future of air services

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has reacted to the announcement by Loganair that, rather than operating under a franchise agreement with Flybe, it has decided to operate flights in its own right from September 2017.

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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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Sarah MacLean in the Buth shop. Pictured by the Outer Hebrides Tourism Industry Association.

Award-winning local produce hub inspires others

A community local produce hub in the Western Isles is in line for a hat-trick of awards – and is inspiring other communities to follow in their footsteps.

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Salmon farming charter launch

Salmon farming charter launch

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader Angus Campbell has hailed the launch of a Community Engagement Charter for the Scottish salmon farming industry.

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Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

Transport
Councillor blasts Comhairle over community renewables

Councillor blasts Comhairle over community renewables

Point and Sandwick Trust chairman Angus McCormack has urged his councillor colleagues at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to ‘start backing the community energy movement’ following the UK government’s failure to include island projects in the next round of the Contract for Difference auction.

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Grounded off Islands.

Winner bill sits at more than $21m and still counting

The grounding, refloating and transportation of the Transocean Winner from Lewis has cost rig owners Transocean $21 million dollars they have confirmed.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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New look online ticketing system gets ready to go live

Caledonian MacBrayne, is refreshing its online ticketing to make it easier to use.

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Post office changes for Stornoway

Post office changes for Stornoway

The Post Office is proposing to relocate Bayhead Post Office to two new locations where they will open as a modern open-plan local-style branches with extended opening hours.

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£25k windfall for Bethesda

£25k windfall for Bethesda

Point and Sandwick Trust, the charity behind the award-winning Beinn Ghrideag community wind farm, has handed over a cheque for £25,000 to Bethesda — and has pledged to give the care home and hospice a total of £55,000 every year for the next 25 years.

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Protest day over train services

Protest day over train services

Rail union RMT is staging a day of action calling for train services to be publicly owned.

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Galson community is planning a brighter future

Galson community is planning a brighter future

The Galson Estate community is aiming high with an ambitious new vision.

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Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Marmite-gate might be over, but it has highlighted the increased responsibility being placed on the shoulders of small business owners in the UK.

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Crofters back wind turbine development plan

Crofters back wind turbine development plan

The crofters of Aignish Township on the Isle of Lewis have, resoundingly, voted in favour of submitting a Section 50b application to the Crofting Commission, following a shareholders meeting on the 20th of October.

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