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First year of Point and Sandwick’s LED project is ‘highly successful’

The community of Point and Sandwick is on track to become the first LED energy community in the UK after a project to cut carbon emissions beat its first year targets.

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Porter's Lodge.

Multi-million pound makeover for Lews Castle Grounds

The Stornoway Trust and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have reached an advanced stage in the preparation of tender documents for the capital works in the Castle Grounds Regeneration Project.

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Breathtaking landscapes are draw to the Islands for tourists

Breathtaking landscapes are draw to the Islands for tourists

Breathtakingly beautiful beaches – including Luskentyre, Seilebost and Tràigh Mhòr – are proving a major draw to the Outer Hebrides, according to VisitScotland’s biggest ever Visitor Survey.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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Looking for your views on nature and environment

Looking for your views on nature and environment

People across the Western Isles invited to an SNH reception in Stornoway

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A mild winter, coupled with warmer than usual spring temperatures, could lead to an increase in the number of bugs, like ants, this summer.

Homeowners warned to expect a plague of bugs this summer

Homeowners are being warned to expect a summer of bugs.

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Motorists will be faced with road closures and contraflows on the A90 near Blackdog next month.

Work on Island roads to begin

The Comhairle is expecting to commence the 2017 Surface Dressing programme in Berneray, Uist on May 8 and continue on to other locations in North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist for a further 2 to 3 weeks duration.

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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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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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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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Scottish Water pressed to find a solution for Harris development

Scottish Water pressed to find a solution for Harris development

Western Isles MP, Angus MacNeil, together with his colleague Alasdair Allan MSP, have participated in a meeting with The North Harris Trust, Scottish Water and representatives of the wider community regarding the future of a major water mains upgrade project between Tarbert and Hushinish.

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Comhairle Leader Angus Campbell.

Director of Point and Sandwick Power hits back at CNES Leader

Comhairle Leader Angus Campbell and Calum Macdonald, The Executive Director of Point and Sandwick Power, have taken a series of public pot-shots at one another regarding the recent meetings with the Secretary of State, Greg Clark.

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Aberdeenshire farmer and chairman of NSA Scotland, John Fyall and Gill MacGregor, Scottish SPCA Senior Inspector who feature in the Sheep-wise film.

Sheep-wise Campaign

A new “sheep-wise” campaign to warn the public about the consequences of failing to control their dogs in the countryside, has been launched this week by the National Sheep Association of Scotland and Quality Meat Scotland.

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Lews Castle in all its glory.

Lews Castle on list for top restoration

Lews Castle, Stornoway has made it through to the final for the Great British Buildings Restoration of the Year.

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New observatory will help Western Isles reach for the stars

New observatory will help Western Isles reach for the stars

Scotland’s top astronomer is to visit Gallan Head next month to finalise plans for a visitor centre that has the potential to become a tourist hotspot and boost the economy.

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More pay and display parking in Stornoway

More pay and display parking in Stornoway

A new plan to cut down on the number of free parking spaces available in Stornoway town centre has been set out by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

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SEPA blasted by Islands OHAFF lobby group

SEPA blasted by Islands OHAFF lobby group

The Outer Hebrides Against Fish Farms (OHAFF) is claiming that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has actively colluded with the fish farming industry to protect financial interests.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.

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