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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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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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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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Trading Standards advice for social media sites

Trading Standards advice for social media sites

Trading Standards Officers at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are asking the Administrators of local social media selling sites to be aware of sellers who regularly sell on their sales sites.

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New scheme to manage local assets

New scheme to manage local assets

Crown Estate Scotland has committed to launch a new scheme that will enable local authorities, development trusts and other bodies to apply to manage assets in their local area.

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Concern over closure of tourist information centres

Concern over closure of tourist information centres

Visit Scotland has been accused of ‘relinquishing its responsibilities to rural areas’ following the announcement that Tourist Information Offices in Lochmaddy and Castlebay are to close.

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Heike at her mustard hut

Artisan food business cuts the mustard

Not many people can say they launched a business on the back of a dream, but for Heike Winter that’s exactly what she did.

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Bonus scheme provides a boost to Islands’ businesses

Bonus scheme provides a boost to Islands’ businesses

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed the publication of figures which show the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus scheme has provided a record level of £1.8m worth of support to small businesses in the Isles this year.

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Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

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The new facilities in Harris

Islands set sail to attract more visitors

A new marina hub has been completed in Harris which provides the last vital link in a chain of marine facilities along the east coast of the Outer Hebrides.

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Improvements to bus connection from ferry

Improvements to bus connection from ferry

Timetable changes to improve bus and train connections are among the service improvements being made by ferry operator CalMac.

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Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil

Update - Call for PSO on Benbecula – Glasgow air route

Western Isles MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil is asking the Scottish Government to instigate a study on the introduction of a Public Service Obligation (PSO) on the Benbecula to Glasgow air service.

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Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan

MSP raises concerns about air service

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has voiced user concerns about the Aberdeen – Stornoway service and change of timetable in a conference call with Eastern Airways’ Chief Operating Officer.

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Islands CAB service puts £500,000 back into pockets

Islands CAB service puts £500,000 back into pockets

Western Isles Citizens Advice Service (WICAS) has put half a million pounds into the pockets of local people over the six months from April to September 2017 in the form of compensation, with-held wages and unclaimed benefits.

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Harris Gin and Salar Smokehouse scoop top awards

Harris Gin and Salar Smokehouse scoop top awards

The Isle of Harris Distillers are celebrating a double-win as their Harris Gin was crowned ‘Best Drink’ and ‘Best New Product’ at the prestigious Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2017.

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Comhairle SNP group welcome tourism fund

Comhairle SNP group welcome tourism fund

The SNP Group on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have warmly welcomed the £6 million Rural Tourism Fund recently announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the SNP’s 83rd annual conference in Glasgow.

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Getting the message out to Island visitors

Getting the message out to Island visitors

VisitScotland has revealed a dynamic strategy to address the way visitors access information.

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Loganair’s new loyalty scheme

Loganair’s new loyalty scheme

Passengers travelling with airline Loganair can now now reap the awards of a newly unveiled loyalty scheme, entitled Clan Loganair.

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