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New walkway design proposed for town shortlisted for award

Proposals for a Waterfront Walk in Stornoway have been shortlisted in Scotland’s FutureTowns Design Competition.

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Testing new ways to protect lambs from sea eagles

Testing new ways to protect lambs from sea eagles

Trials are underway by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and its partners on how to reduce the impact of sea eagle predation on sheep farming.

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Scottish corncrake numbers fall to lowest level since 2003

Scottish corncrake numbers fall to lowest level since 2003

Corncrakes, one of Scotland’s rarest breeding birds, are becoming increasingly vulnerable here following a fall in their numbers for the third year running, RSPB Scotland has warned.

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Crofting – Geese Management Schemes

Crofting – Geese Management Schemes

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has expressed disappointment that the management schemes to control the population of geese from damaging croft lands are being discontinued with no firm sustainable plans to tackle the problem for the future.

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Plans in place for ferry services at Lochmaddy during works

Plan for ferry services during Lochmaddy works

Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has set out its plans for ferry services affected by the essential maintenance work at Lochmaddy Harbour, which are scheduled to take place for one week from November 13.

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Road works notification

Road works notification

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has the following works scheduled for October in Uist and Barra areas:

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Priority list for Island playparks

Priority list for Island playparks

This afternoon (Tuesday) Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Education, Sport and Children’s Services Committee will be asked to approve a prioritised list for refurbishment of Play Areas acrosss the Islands.

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Paul Wheelhouse, minister for business, innovation and energy

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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