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Comhairle hail talks on island renewables as ‘very positive’

Talks on island renewables between the Comhairle and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Industry & Energy, Richard Harrington MP and Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy at the Scottish Government, have been hailed as positive.

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E-coli warning

E-coli warning

Following a routine sample being taken from Tolsta Village Service Reservoir which serves 218 properties in the Tolsta area of Lewis, testing has identified the presence of E.coli in this localised section of the network.

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Residents are fearful that an accident will happen sooner rather than later.

Road safety fears as Manor and Castle residents urge drivers to slow down

Manor and Castle Residents fear it is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident on Assaye Place as an increasing number of drivers use the street as a shortcut.

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Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham is encouraging people to recycle more. Pic: Michael Gillen.

Businesses urged to be ‘Waste Warriors’

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on local authorities, businesses and organisations to sign up and join its Recycle Week army of ambassadors in a bid to get people to recycle more.

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Kevin Stewart joins Rachael Gifford, Leon Kinsman, Ben Ramsey and Kyle Mcinnes from Newtongrange Silver Band

Funding boost for Scottish mining towns

An organisation which supports former mining towns and villages has been awarded £800,000.

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Scotland’s happiest place is a Hebridean beach

Scotland’s happiest place is a Hebridean beach

Admiring the white sandy beaches of the Hebrides has been voted the country’s ultimate “happy place”, according to a new study.

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Lochmaddy Linkspan Closure

Lochmaddy Linkspan Closure

The Lochmaddy linkspan will be temporarily closed from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th November 2017 inclusive to allow for necessary works to be carried out.

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Could you be a hedgehog champion?

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

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Data reveals risk to Scotland’s coastline

Data reveals risk to Scotland’s coastline

Nearly a fifth of Scotland’s coastline is at risk of erosion, threatening some of the country’s most prized land and infrastructure within the next 30 years.

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The yellow-legged tortoiseshell. Picture: SWNS

Sir David Attenborough warning of butterfly decline - and how you can help

This summer is critical for butterflies as common species have fallen into decline, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

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

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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