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Keith Brooke steps down as RHASS chairman

The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced that Keith Brooke has stepped down from his role as Chairman of the Society for personal reasons.

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Scotland’s happiest place is on a beach in the Hebrides

Scotland’s happiest place is on a beach in the Hebrides

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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Scaliscro Estate for sale

Scaliscro Estate for sale

Property consultancy the Galbraith Group has announced the sale of Scaliscro Estate, a mixed sporting estate near Uig, Lewis, at a guide price of £2.5m.

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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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First local lottery winners announced

First local lottery winners announced

The first Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery draw was held last Saturday (August 19th) and congratulations go to the first three winners who reside in areas across the Western Isles.

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Non-employment in older age is associated with feeling isolated & under-utilised

Non-employment in older age is associated with feeling isolated & under-utilised

Compared to those who work, and in contrast to many popular perceptions, older people who are retired, home-makers, unemployed, or not working because of sickness or disability are more likely to feel that their status results in poorer social and mental engagement and lower self-esteem, according to a new study.

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5.3 million adults want to see their life in words

5.3 million adults want to see their life in words

One in ten UK adults, equivalent to 5.3 million people, intend or would like to write their autobiography, according to new findings from Type & Tell, the leading self-publishing company.

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The myth of the ‘relaxing bath’ revealed

The myth of the ‘relaxing bath’ revealed

A national survey conducted by Faith in Nature reveals that only 4% of us find time to luxuriate in a relaxing bath, revealing that the ‘relaxing bath’ is just a myth.

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The Turn to Starboard crew aboard the Spirit of Falmouth are due in Stornoway this week.

Round Britain challenge will call into Stornoway

A team of veterans affected by military operations are on a round-Britain sailing expedition and are due to arrive in the Isle of Lewis this week.

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Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil.

MP of the year nomination

Western Isles MP, Angus MacNeil, has been nominated for the 2017 MP of the Year Award, hosted by the Patchwork Foundation and sponsored by KPMG.

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First Minister’s Reading Challenge expands

First Minister’s Reading Challenge expands

A scheme to encourage literacy and a love of reading in young people is being expanded to secondary schools across Scotland.

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Don't leave your dog in the car without ventilation on a hot day.

Social experiment shows hundreds of people ignoring distressed dog in hot car

Hundreds of people ignored the distressed cries of a dog trapped in a hot car in a social experiment caught on film.

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Baby Box registrations reach 10,000

Baby Box registrations reach 10,000

Almost 10,000 parents have registered to receive a Baby Box and more than 500 have been delivered in the first week of the national roll-out.

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Pictured is the continuous glucose monitoring sensor.

New look diabetes monitor pilot in Western Isles

Most health boards in Scotland offer insulin pumps to some patients with Type 1 diabetes.

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Pictured with the health monitor are: Group Practice staff - Upin Macrae, Jeanette Buchanan, Dawn Morrow, Mairi Crate, Annette Stevenson, Jennifer Ellis and Erika Anderson.

Health snapshot while you wait for the doctor

Patients and visitors attending Stornoway Health Centre are able to make use of the recently installed Keito M8 Health Monitor, before attending their consultation with their GP or nurse.

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Music detective comes to the Islands

Music detective comes to the Islands

Playlist for Life, the dementia charity set up by broadcaster Sally Magnusson, is coming to the Western Isles.

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Cheers to Barra gin

Cheers to Barra gin

A new Island based drink has been launched on to the market and gin lovers everywhere can rejoice in yet another variety of their favourite tipple.

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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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Airlines working together

Airlines working together

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has warmly welcomed the ongoing collaboration work between Flybe/Eastern Airways and Loganair following a meeting of the Outer Hebrides Airport Consultative Committee recently.

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