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.

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.

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.

Smoker. Picture by Phil Wilkinsion.

Most Scots back further smoking restrictions

Most people in Scotland believe there should be further restrictions on smoking in public places, says a new study.


MP writes to ministry in fisherman row

ANGUS MacNeil MP has branded British immigration policy not fit for purpose after a foreign fisherman intended for Stornoway was refused entry at Glasgow Airport.

Secretary of State Alistair Carmichael . Picture: TSPL

Pressure mounts on Alistair Carmichael to resign

FORMER Cabinet minister Alistair Carmichael has come under further pressure to quit as an MP after he accepted res­ponsibility for a leaked memo which alleged Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to win the general election.

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Newly elected MPs gather in the House of Commons for the first time since the general election. Picture: PA

SNP vow to fight welfare cuts at Westminster

Scottish National Party MPs will fight “savage” welfare cuts planned by the Government “every step of the way” as Westminster prepares to resume business following the general election.

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Pic Lisa Ferguson 07/05/2015'Edinburgh West Contituency Results - Lib Dems Mike Crockart loses his seat to SNP Michelle Thomson'UK Parlmentary General Election 2015 - Edinburgh Count, Edinburgh International COnference Centre


THE SNP has won Edinburgh West from the Lib Dems by a majority of over 3000.


Far right group has designs on Cumbernauld and Kilsyth

An extreme right wing group who staged a meeting in Cumbernauld last week have told this newspaper that this isn’t their last visit.

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Who will get your vote?

Who will get your vote tomorrow?

It’s decision day tomorrow (Thursday) as the UK goes to the polls to elect the next Government.

Nicola Sturgeon and Richard Lyle

SNP’s Nicola rides into town

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was in the picture as she took a selfie with Central Scotland MSP Richard Lyle and his family.

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Gordon Brown with Labour campaigners at Kew Gardens sheltered housing complex.

Gordon Brown hits campaign trail in North Lanarkshire

Labour Party members welcomed Gordon Brown to Tannochside as the general election campaign moved into its final stages.

Alex Salmond was born and raised in Linlithgow (Picture: Michael Gillen)

Referendum countdown: First Minister back on home ground

First Minister Alex Salmond arrived in Linlithgow today to loud cheers from a crowd of Yes supporters assembled on the steps outside the town’s historic Burgh Halls.

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Fifth anniversary for Stòras Uibhist

Stòras Uibhist are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the South Uist Estate Community buyout.

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