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Isles MP and MSP welcome Hebrides Range Announcement

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan, and MP, Angus MacNeil, have welcomed the announcement that the future of the Hebrides Range in Uist will remain secure until 2028.

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Comhairle cautions over the financial challenges ahead

Comhairle cautions over the financial challenges ahead

Councils across Scotland face significant challenges in the year ahead states a report from the Accounts Commission into Local Government finances.

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Angus MacNeil MP and Tina Tietjen, independent chair of the Energy Switch Guarantee at a reception at Westminster.

Switch and save on electricity bills, says MP

More than 98% of households in the Western Isles could save hundreds of pounds on electricity if they were to switch suppliers, according to new figures.

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Comhairle Leader, Angus Campbell.

Comhairle calls for new cash to be used for second ETV

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is calling on the UK Government to use part of the new cash announced in the Autumn Statement for Civil Resilience and Community Safety, to be used for a second Emergency Towing vessel (ETV) based on the west coast of Scotland.

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Highlands and Islands MSP David Stewart

MSP calls for more powers to be given to Islands

David Stewart, MSP for Highlands and Islands, has called for more powers to be devolved to Island Authorities.

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Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant

Working to improve ferry connections

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has said she is pleased to be advised by CalMac that they will be making efforts to improve the integrated timetabling between Lochboisdale-Mallaig sailings and relevant onward travel connections in next year’s summer timetable.

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Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil.

Transocean Winner Inquiry

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee will hold an inquiry today (Monday) into the grounding of the Transocean Winner oil rig off Dalmore, Isle of Lewis earlier this year.

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Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan is keen to hear your views.

MSP to host Brexit and Independence meeting

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan will be hosting a public meeting at 7.30pm, Monday 28th November in the Bayhead Bridge Centre, Stornoway to discuss Europe, Brexit and Independence with islanders.

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Politicians blast UK Government over Islands renewables

Politicians blast UK Government over Islands renewables

Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil says the decision of the UK Government to deny support to island renewables is an ‘epic kick in the teeth’ for the Scottish islands and will threaten the UK’s long term carbon targets.

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Donald Trump poses for photographers during a visit to his late mother's house on Lewis in 2008

Will Trump get his boots on?

Donald Trump will be the first US President eligible to play in Lewis football’s oldest competition.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

First Minister calls for Trump to be “president for everyone”

Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the United States of America “will always endure” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president.

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Isles to benefit from additional winter fuel funding

Isles to benefit from additional winter fuel funding

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that families across the Western Isles are set to benefit from £340,000 of additional funding to keep their homes warm this winter.

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Worrying population decline in Western Isles

Worrying population decline in Western Isles

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has called for more action at a national level to reverse the projected population decline in the Outer Hebrides in years to come.

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What happens now that Britain has voted for Brexit?

What happens now that Britain has voted for Brexit?

David Cameron to quit

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Historic and iconic...First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined by the SNP's newly elected members of the Scottish Parliament after securing the party's historic third consecutive election victory. (Picture Michael Gillen)

Nicola Sturgeon and SNP MSPs celebrate at Kelpies

Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish National Party MSPs toasted their victory on Saturday – with a photocall at Falkirk’s iconic Kelpies.

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidon arrives at the  Edinburgh count with partner Jen Wilson.
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Holyrood 2016: SNP fall short of overall majority

THE SNP has fallen narrowly short of a majority victory in the Holyrood election - despite a commanding win which will see Nicola Sturgeon returned as first Minister.

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Holyrood 2016 live blog: results and analysis

Our reporters are working throughout the night and tomorrow to bring you the results from every seat and list area alongside analysis of what they mean for the wider Scottish political landscape.

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Terry Pearce of Lewis Bar, Stornoway

Further bans on smoking a real drag

Landlords and residents have voiced opposition to further smoking restrictions, after research suggests support for outdoor smoking ban.

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A ballot box used for electing candidates at elections.

Community Council 2015: Nominations open

Nominations are now open to stand for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Community Council, with elections taking place on October 1st, 2015.

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