‘Hebrides - Island On The Edge’ has brought the Isles to a whole new audience with viewing figures averaging more than 430,000 over the last two Monday night screenings.
A LARGE attendance to the Memorial Service held in Martin’s Memorial Church, Stornoway, on Tuesday, May 14th, stood as testament to the strength of sorrow felt by the island community at the sudden passing of Stornoway resident and business woman Ann Gracie MacCallum.
The Lochside Arena on Lewis is to be officially opened on July 9th by a member of the Royal family.
A PUBLIC meeting will be held next Thursday in an attempt to find people willing to organise the Stornoway Carnival and save the much loved event.
Commenting on the petrol price investigation into BP and Shell and following his intervention during the debate at Westminster yesterday (Wednesday) Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus MacNeil said: “This is a cataclysmic state of affairs for companies with household names and huge public trust if proven true.
The trial of two men accused of murdering 16 year old Liam Aitchison on November 23rd 2011 has been adjourned until Monday.
Leader of the Comhairle, Angus Campbell, has said that SHE Transmission and its parent company Scottish & Southern Energy have failed the Outer Hebrides and are no longer “fit for purpose”.
The Scottish Parliament has a push on the use of its Gaelic services, encouraging visitors, MSPs and staff to take advantage of the many opportunities to use and learn about the language.
The trial of two men accused of murdering 16 -year-old Liam Aitchison in November 2011 was adjourned today (Wednesday) while some administrative work is carried out.
The UK and Scottish Governments have published a report which considers the evidence base for developing renewables projects on the Scottish Islands.1 comment
The trial of the two men accused of murdering 16-year-old Liam Aitchison on November 23rd 2011 was adjourned early today (Tuesday) following evidence given by Liam Aitchison's ex-girlfriend Ashley Macdonald.
LEWIS Wind Power announces today (Tuesday, May 14th) that a major milestone in the development of The Stornoway Wind Farm has been reached with the recent submission of a grid application to the National Grid for the project.
The Comhairle’s 2013 roads surface dressing programme is due to start this week with two weeks of work in the Uist area.
Becasue the circulation of the Free Church of Scotland publications - ‘The Record’ and ‘Free’ the youth magazine - are at best static or in decline - the Communications Committee is asking the Church to tell them whether they should continue with printed magazines in this electronic age.
Forensic evidence was presented to the High Court in Glasgow today (Monday) in the ongoing trial of two men accused of murdering Liam Aitchison and it was confirmed that one of the accused’s blood and DNA had been identified in the room where the body was discovered.
Murder accused, Stefan Millar, told his cell mate that he and Johnathan Mackinnon killed Liam Aitchison, the High Court in Glasgow heard today (Monday).
The appointment of Free Church minister the Rev Ruairidh Maclean - who was inducted to the Redevelopment Charge in Leverburgh, Harris, five years ago - is to be terminated next month.
Decrofting legislation to tackle specific difficulties owner-occupier crofters are facing when decrofting their land has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.
The Highland and Islands Division continue to receive information and intelligence about drivers who drive illegally when they have been disqualified or do not hold an appropriate licence.
What will happen to those hit by the ‘Bedroom Tax’ and unable to pay was one of the main issues discussed at last week’s HHP (Hebridean Housing Partnership) conference as the impact of Welfare Reform on the social housing landlord was considered.
The mother of one of the accused told the High Court in Glasgow yesterday (Friday) that Liam Aitchison had tried to jump out of an upstairs window of her house in Plasterfield on the night he disappeared.
WEstern Isles SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, has welcomed the willingness of Scottish Natural Heritage to look at changing the rules around selling meat from greylag geese.
The partially-clothed body of Liam Aitchison was found in a blood stained room in a derelict house at Steinish on Lewis, the High Court in Glasgow heard today (Friday).
Veterans Minister Keith Brown visited Loch Ewe yesterday to attend a memorial service for the arctic convoys who served during world war II.
The trial of two men accused of the murder of 16 year old Liam Aitchison in November 2011 continued today (Thursday) with evidence coming from a former work colleague of Johnathan Mackinnon (22) and Stefan Millar (22).
Western Isles SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, has chaired what he hopes will be the first in a series between island residents and MSPs at Holyrood.
POLICE have confirmed that the body of a woman was discovered this morning (Thursday, May 9th) on a beach near Stornoway.
IT IS understood that a body has been found on a beach in the Swordale area of Point today, Thursday, May 9th.
The trial of two men accused of murdering 16 year old Liam Aitchison at a house in Steinish on November 23rd 2011 continued today (Wednesday).
Stornoway Black Pudding has been awarded official recognition from the European Union protecting if from unauthorised imitation.1 comment
The University of the Highlands and Islands has appointed Professor Ian Bryden to the new post of vice-principal (research).
Two men have gone on trial at the High Court in Glasgow charged with the murder of 16 year old Liam Aitchison on November 23rd 2011 at a house in Steinish on Lewis.
A meeting to discuss how communities can better prepare for emergencies such as severe weather, power failure and wild fires is being held at the Clan MacQuarrie Community Centre, Borve, on Tuesday 14th May at 8pm.
Langabhat Medical Practice in Lewis has become one of the first GP practices in Scotland to host undergraduate nursing students for formal placements.
A PUBLIC Consultation on Western Isles Health Board’s preferred option for Mental Health Services is due to start this month.
Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice in the Scottish Government, will give this year’s prestigious Angus Macleod Memorial Lecture in Gravir, South Lochs, on Friday 25th October.
Western Isles SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, has pledged to help ensure that all people living with MS in Scotland have access to the right treatment, care and support, regardless of where they live.
About 9.28am yesterday morning (Sunday), Stornoway Police were called to the BP Tanker ‘British Explorer’ where the death of a 53 year old crew member had been reported.
A Public Consultation on Western Isles Health Board’s preferred option for Mental Health Services is due to start in May.
Stornoway could become a ‘Business Improvement District’ (BID) with businesses leading the way in “enhancing the viability and vibrancy” of the Town Centre – it proposed at Monday’s Stornoway Regeneration Meeting.
The RNLI’s newest station in Scotland was officially opened today (Friday 3 May) in front of a packed crowd of islanders in the Hebrides.
The islands have been hit by some unseasonably cold weather with heavy snow falling on Harris last night (Thursday).
Ten small-scale wind turbines have been installed at Scottish Water’s Stornoway waste water treatment works to help reduce energy costs.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has invested £80m across the region over the past year.
A NEW map showing the main areas of wild land in Scotland has been published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in a first for the UK which may help protect land areas from development planning such as windfarm construction.
URRAS Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (Galson Estate Trust) has welcomed funding of £35,000 – secured through the LEADER programme, Scottish Natural Heritage’s Community Action Fund and RSPB – which will be used for the installation of a nature observatory at Loch Stiapabhat Local Nature Reserve.
Established 10 years ago to improve and streamline the care provided to emergency patients, the Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) service in Western Isles Hospital has both improved the patient experience and increased the confidence, skills and knowledge of staff.
The RNLI’s newest station will this week be visited by the charity’s Chairman, Admiral the Lord Boyce and the Operations Director, Captain Michael Vlasto.
Two bottles recovered from the SS Politician - which sank near Eriskay in 1941 - are going under the hammer.
STORNOWAY Coastguard helicopter crew were called to action yesterday (Monday, April 29th) tasked to Norwegian fishing vessel ‘Brimoy’, which was situated north of the Butt of Lewis and had an injured seaman on-board.
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