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Significant contribution to Bethesda

Donald Macdonald, executive chairman of Macdonald Hotels and resorts, has presented a significant donation to the Bethesda Hospice in Stornoway of which he has been a supporter over many years.

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Testing the water for deep water port aim

Testing the water for deep water port aim

Tests are starting this week to help pave the way for the creation of a deep-water port at Stornoway, which will bring major economic benefits to the town.

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Armistice Day remembered in Tarbert

Armistice Day remembered in Tarbert

The annual Armistice Day Service and wreath-laying ceremony took place on Saturday, November 11th, beginning with a well-attended service held in Church of Scotland, Tarbert.

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Garry Sherriff, Cambric Systems, and Karen France, NHS Western Isles Nutrition & Dietetics Manager, being presented with the award for Best App for Clinicians by Adrian Byrne, Director of Informatics, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Prestigious award for NHS team

NHS Western Isles has won a prestigious award at the national EHI Live 2017 event for their innovative work on the Morse app.

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Dr Finlay MacLeod with Cathy MacDonald and D�mhnall MacLe�id (Board Member, B�rd na G�idhlig) Picture by Alasdair MacLeod (Sunday Mail/Daily Record).

Lifetime Achievement award for Dr Finlay Macleod at Scottish Gaelic Awards

The 5th Scottish Gaelic Awards were recently held at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow with over 200 guests in attendance.

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Colder weather is on the way

Most of Scotland to be hit with icy weather

The Met Office has warned that most of Scotland, save for a few patches on the East coast, will be hit by ice later this evening, leading to a risk of slippery surfaces and travel problems.

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The Barra Flag has been officially recognised.

Barra flag officially recognised

The community of Barra is delighted to confirm that the Barra flag has been granted official recognition from the Lyon Court.

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New walkway design proposed for town shortlisted for award

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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Innes Campbell of A Campbell Electrical Services Ltd preparing the new lights for the Stornoway Christmas Lights Switch-on on December 8th.

£10,000 raised by Western Isles lottery

The Lottery Team are celebrating this week, having reached their first major milestone of raising the first £10,000 for communities across the Western Isles.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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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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Passengers reminded to book coach in advance

Passengers reminded to book coach in advance

Customers on the Ullapool-Inverness coach route should again benefit from extra capacity following an extension to a summer aggreement which saw additional coaches deployed on the route.

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Anne Glennie is petitioning the Scottish Parliament on using the latest methods to teach children how to read.

Teacher takes campaign to improve literacy to Parliament

A former primary teacher from the Hebrides has given evidence at the Scottish Parliament as the Public Petitions Committee considers her call to provide national guidance to teachers in how to teach children to read.

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Comhairle confirms support for Bi-Fab

Comhairle confirms support for Bi-Fab

Following a recent meeting at Arnish with management, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader Roddie Mackay has confirmed ongoing support for the company Bi-Fab in seeking to retain their effective and hard working workforce.

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It is hoped the new facilities will attract more people to the area and perhaps persuade them to settle there.

Plans for a playtime boost for Uig Community Centre

All community funds from Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery ticket sales until the end of the year from Uig/Lochs/Breasclete will go towards an Uig Community Centre project to fill the gap in facilities for young children in the area and boost playtime at the busy community hub.

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The company's site on Lewis

BiFAB workers march on Scottish Parliament to safeguard jobs

Workers from BiFAb Marine Engineering’s three yards, in Burntisland and Methil, in Fife and the Isle of Lewis, which have been threatened with closure following a cash-flow crisis, have today (Thursday) marched on Holyrood to demand that their jobs are saved and the yards are secured.

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The new store is taking shape

New Iceland store - refurbishments almost complete

The extensive renovation works on the Stornoway site of the new Iceland store are almost complete.

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The museum, which attracted just over 1,000 visitors this year, displays items of historical interest to Great Bernera.

Getting the VIP treatment in the Outer Hebrides

A community museum in the Outer Hebrides which has seen a 50% increase in visitors this year compared to last, has joined VisitScotland’s Information Partner (VIP) programme.

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Western Isles MP Angus B. MacNeil

Schoolgirl is confirmed as British citizen

Western Isles MP Angus B MacNeil is delighted to confirm that the case of the Island schoolgirl who was unable to obtain a passport because the Home Office was unable to confirm that she is a British citizen has now been resolved.

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