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National Library launches appeal for historic programme

An appeal has been launched by the National Library of Scotland to find a copy of the very first programme of the National Mòd held in Oban in 1892 to add to the national collection.

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Pupils from Sgoil an Taobh Siar

Project looks at minority languages

A dissemination event took place in Stornoway recently with members from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Sgoil an Taobh Siar and Comunn na Gàidhlig joining with peers from France and Ireland who have been working together on a minority languages (Gaelic; Occitan and Gaelige) Erasmus project.

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At the launch event at the Nicolson Institute were guest speaker Sandy Matheson; FOTN Trustees Jackie Mackay, Zena Stewart, Donald Martin (Chair), Agnes Rennie, and Donald John MacDonald; Nicolson Rector Frances Murray, and Stornoway Rotary President Gavin Woods.

Rotary Club to support Nicolson pupils with travel expenses

The Rotary Club of Stornoway launched the ‘Friends of The Nicolson’ trust fund recently, established to assist Nicolson Institute pupils with mainland travel expenses.

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More young Scots are in positive destinations

More young Scots in education, training or work

More teenages in Scotland are in education, training or work, a report shows.

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Open Letter to Council Leader Roddie Mackay

Open Letter to Council Leader Roddie Mackay

I write to you regarding the ongoing issues relating to Stornoway Primary school which you will be aware of having been present at the committees where it has been discussed.

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At S5/6 Higher level there were 944 presentations and 77.75% passes in 2017, compared with 957 presentations and 81.09% passes in 2016.

Island pupils achieve success with exam results

S4 pupils in the Western Isles are top of the class as exam results for the region detail a higher percentage of students achieving National 5 in S4 than the national figure.

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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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In celebration of the unique archaeology of the Uists

In celebration of the unique archaeology of the Uists

As part of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 there is a three-day celebration of Uist’s unique archaeology this week.

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The Lewis Chessmen in Lews Castle Museum, Isle of Lewis

Chessmen among top historical items

The Lewis Chessmen have been revealed by VisitScotland as one of the top 25 objects to have shaped Scotland’s history in a stunning new e-book.

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Survey and research will boost historic Point site

Survey and research will boost historic Point site

Point landmark Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe (St Columba’ Ui Church) has received £5,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project ‘Understanding Our Community’s Past’.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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Councillor urges that Sandwickhill School is reopened

Councillor urges that Sandwickhill School is reopened

Concerns about school overcrowding has led a Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Councillor to ask for a report on the provision of Primary and Nursery education at Stornoway Primary.

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A view across the eleventh century house during the excavation of the floor layers. Houses similar to this,  long, rectangular with bow shaped walls, are distinctively Scandinavian and are found across the North Atlantic in Greenland, Iceland, Shetland and Norway.

Telling the story of the Hebridean Norsemen

A new exhibition in Museum nan Eilean, Benbecula, ‘Hebridean Norsemen’ explores the Norse period in the Outer Hebrides from the first arrival of the raiding Vikings to their settlement on the islands.

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Lewis Mod 2017

It was another successful Lewis Mod, and lots of happy faces as the prizes were handed out.

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Additional support to children in Gaelic Medium

Additional support to children in Gaelic Medium

An online resource package has been designed to help practitioners support children in Gaelic Medium Education when they need extra help with speech and language.

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The speaker will be Mary Evans.

Dyslexia and maths concerns?

Do you have dyslexia and struggle with maths.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Lews Castle College struggles to attract required students

Lews Castle College struggles to attract required students

Funding for Lews Castle College UHI will decrease following the news that the college has failed to attract the required student numbers.

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