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Comhairle SNP group welcome tourism fund

The SNP Group on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have warmly welcomed the £6 million Rural Tourism Fund recently announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the SNP’s 83rd annual conference in Glasgow.

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Call for better solution on visitor information in the Islands

Call for better solution on visitor information in the Islands

Outer Hebrides Tourism (OHT) is calling for a re-think on the future provision of information for visitors to the islands.

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Giant Inflatable Colon comes to Western Isles

Giant Inflatable Colon comes to Western Isles

NHS Western Isles are planning bowel screening promotion throughout the Western Isles in November.

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The refurbished Fire Station at Stornoway. Picture by Alasdair MacLeod

Stornoway Fire Station Open Day

The newly refurbished and extended Retained Community Fire and Rescue Station on Robertson Road in Stornoway was officially re-opened on 24th August 2017.

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RNLI crews say they would much prefer to be called out to false alarms than to be late on the scene at an emergency incident.

Concern about delays in response to distress calls

Western Isles MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil, has met with the Minister of State for Transport Legislation and Maritime, John Hayes MP, to discuss concerns about delays in the MCA process of tasking Lifeboats following a distress call.

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Getting the message out to Island visitors

Getting the message out to Island visitors

VisitScotland has revealed a dynamic strategy to address the way visitors access information.

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Loganair’s new loyalty scheme

Loganair’s new loyalty scheme

Passengers travelling with airline Loganair can now now reap the awards of a newly unveiled loyalty scheme, entitled Clan Loganair.

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Mallaig take home Mod Cup.

Royal National Mòd Kicks Off in Style in Lochaber

The Royal National Mòd (Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail) opened on Friday night as Scotland’s biggest Gaelic cultural festival arrived in Lochaber for the first time in a decade.

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Hurricane Ophelia - Loganair offers free flight changes

Hurricane Ophelia - Loganair offers free flight changes

As the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia approach the U.K., Scotland’s Airline Loganair has acted to offer free flight changes to customers booked on some of its West Coast routes.

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Scotland steps up to become a lifesaving nation!

Scotland steps up to become a lifesaving nation!

Hundreds of people will learn life saving CPR skills today (Monday, October 16) at community events across Scotland – skills that could save a life when someone goes into cardiac arrest.

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Scottish Government urged to act on climate emergency

Scottish Government urged to act on climate emergency

Activists inflated a huge warming earth globe outside Scottish Government headquarters at St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh today to highlight the emergency of climate change and urge greater action from the Scottish Government.

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Hate has no home in Scotland

Hate has no home in Scotland

The Scottish Government has joined with Police Scotland and the Crown Office (COPFS) to launch a new campaign against hate crime.

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MSP raises concerns on Uist dental hub consultation

MSP raises concerns on Uist dental hub consultation

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has written to Dr Ron Culley, Chief Officer of the Western Isles Integrated Joint Board, to outline local concerns regarding the current consultation on proposed changes to dental services in Uist.

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CNES welcome onshore wind announcement

CNES welcome onshore wind announcement

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has warmly welcomed the UK Government announcement that onshore wind on the islands can compete in the next competitive auction for less established renewable technologies (Contracts for Difference) to be held in spring 2019.

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Laxdale pupils trying out the new app, which can be experienced in English or Gaelic. The app is available free of charge and is available to download globally now.

Sharing history and design of Harris Tweed through new app

A brand new app has been developed and is now available which will allow users around the world to learn the history of Harris Tweed and create unique tweeds.

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Seven types of bad driver revealed

Seven types of bad driver revealed

Bad drivers are the bane of every motorist’s life but now a new study claims poor drivers always fall into one of seven categories - so do you recognise them?

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Fun and frolics of pet ownership revealed

Fun and frolics of pet ownership revealed

From eating passports, getting stuck behind fireplaces or escaping onto the house roof, vets have compiled a list of amusing and extraordinary antics of puppies and kittens.

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House move heebie jeebies on Friday 13th

House move heebie jeebies on Friday 13th

With Friday, October 13, upon us (today), analysts at Registers of Scotland (RoS) took a peek at our records to see whether this noteworthy date affects people’s property buying habits.

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Community wind farm stake offer dismissed

Community wind farm stake offer dismissed

The Stornoway Trust has blasted suggestions that they would be unable to raise the cash necessary to buy a 20 per cent stake in the proposed Stornoway wind farm.

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