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Update - Call for PSO on Benbecula – Glasgow air route

Western Isles MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil is asking the Scottish Government to instigate a study on the introduction of a Public Service Obligation (PSO) on the Benbecula to Glasgow air service.

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Comhairle SNP group welcome tourism fund

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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Anas Sarwar

Labour hopeful looks to gather support in Stornoway

Scottish Labour Leadership hopeful Anas Sarwar is in Stornoway today (Friday) in the drive to win backing for his campaign to become the next party

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Increasing representation of women at Comhairle

Increasing representation of women at Comhairle

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has decided to increase the representation of women in the Comhairle’s decision making processes.

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MP Angus MacNeil on ETV, Crown Estate

It is hard to believe it is a year since the Transocean Winner turned up unexpectedly on the shores at Dalmore.

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FlyBe in search for Community Heroes

FlyBe in search for Community Heroes

The Flybe Community Hero is a new initiative that the airline announced at the start of its new partnership with Eastern Airways on 1st September.

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Stornoways inner harbour

Relocate Crown Estate to the islands

The Crown Estate should be moved out of Edinburgh and relocated to one of the Scottish islands, according to Labour MSP David Stewart.

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Concerns over Tarbert ATM

Concerns over Tarbert ATM

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and Na Hearadh Agus Ceann A Deas Nan Loch SNP Councillor John Mitchell have raised concerns about the Tarbert cash machine, after it was yet again taken out of action.

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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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Jeremy Corbyn will be visiting the Islands on August 23rd.

Labour leader to visit the Islands

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will visit Lewis on 23 August.

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Donald Cameron MSP

MSP urges locals to support ‘Frank’s Law’

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is urging residents and organisations across the Western Isles, to take part in the consultation on a Member’s Bill proposal to implement Frank’s Law - the removal of charges for free personal care for people under 65 with life limiting conditions like dementia.

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Ministers’ visit underlines work on Island bill and housing

Ministers’ visit underlines work on Island bill and housing

As work continues on the first ever Island Bill, Islands Minister Humza Yousaf spoke of his delight at visiting Lewis on Tuesday.

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Council getting to grips with its Budget with your help

Council getting to grips with its Budget with your help

The first meeting of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s newly-established Budget Board took place on Wednesday 28th June 2017.

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Pictured are Cllr Donald Manford and Cllr Gordon Murray

SNP passes torch on to new group leader

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar SNP Group have appointed a new Group Leader after Councillor Donald Manford recently decided to step down from the role.

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Comhairle hopes to learn from complaints

Comhairle hopes to learn from complaints

This week it was revealed that the number of complaints Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has dealt with in the last year has fallen.

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Honour to represent the Isles

Honour to represent the Isles

Angus MacNeil, standing on an SNP ticket, held on to his Western Isles seat at the General Election last week.

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Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron

MSP hails Conservative rise in Western Isles

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed the recent election results as “proof that there is only one pro-UK party that can challenge the SNP at the ballot box”.

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Historic Islands Bill introduced

Historic Islands Bill introduced

An historic bill has been introduced to Parliament to meet the unique needs of Scotland’s islands now and in the future.

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Video - Western Isles Election Declaration

It was a long night for the General Election Western Isles candidates awaiting the results of their efforts from the campaign trail.

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Video - Labour candidate keeps the heart of her message local

In her speech following the General Election count in the Western Isles Scottish Labour Party candidate Ealasaidh Macdonald thanked her team and family for their work and support during the campaign and also the people of the Western Isles, who she said had took her and her message to their hearts.

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