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Call to women to look after their health

NHS Western Isles is encouraging women across the Western Isles to reduce their risk of cervical cancer by attending a cervical screening test.

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There has been a massive 18.9% jump in passenger numbers at the world-renowned Barra Airport.

Passenger numbers reach new heights

Latest figures have revealed a record number of people used Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) airports in 2017, as the group reported 1,722,913 journeys during the year.

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Tesco in Stornoway’s meal donation to good causes hits 56,645

Tesco in Stornoway’s meal donation to good causes hits 56,645

More than 56,000 meals have been provided to charities and community groups in the Outer Hebrides thanks to Tesco’s surplus food redistribution scheme Community Food Connection.

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Edward Mountain MSP

Principals of Islands Bill endorsed by MSPs

A committee of MSPs has recommended that the general principles of the Islands Bill be agreed by the Scottish Parliament.

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Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

Education
Raise a glass and say #CheerstoRabbie

Raise a glass and say #CheerstoRabbie

Scots across the country are being asked to participate in the biggest celebration of world famous poet Robert Burns by raising a toast and saying #CheerstoRabbie.

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Tour to France and Belgium

Tour to France and Belgium

An Eight-day bus tour from Skye to France and Belgium is being arranged for June 2018, visiting the cemeteries and memorials of the Western Front, particularly those where the Highland regiments suffered their most grievous losses including the Somme, Arras, Loos and Ypres.

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More awards for HebCelt. Picture by Colin Cameron

Red Letter Day as HebCelt Scoops Green Award

After a highly successful 2017, the internationally-acclaimed Hebridean Celtic Festival has started the new year by collecting another award – its fourth in three months.

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Making sure tweed work is shared

Making sure tweed work is shared

Stornoway North SNP Councillor Gordon Murray has written to the Harris Tweed Authority to look at re-introducing a Distribution Centre for the industry.

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Sound idea...to commemorate Armistice Day centenary in November 2018, composer Martin Suckling is looking for readers help to sample church bells across Scotland.

Record your church bells for new Scottish composition

Readers are being asked to help create a new classical music composition to commemorate the centenary of armistice in November 2018.

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The Comhairle will phase out plastic straws and replace with paper straws.

Council is the first to dump plastic straws

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has become the first local authority in Scotland to pledge to go plastic-straw free in the battle against plastic pollution.

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Iconic Island sites shortlisted for BBC Countryfile Awards

Iconic Island sites shortlisted for BBC Countryfile Awards

Some of the Outer Hebrides’ most iconic visitor attractions have been named as finalists in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018.

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Julie Fowlis has new music for us to enjoy.

New music from island singer

Renowned Highland singer Julie Fowlis will launch her acclaimed new album ‘alterum’ at Eden Court on Sunday 28 January.

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Evening bus services to and from Stornoway

Evening bus services to and from Stornoway

Due to the risk of ice and snow and freezing temperatures all evening, bus services to and from Stornoway after 7pm on Tuesday 16th January 2018 are cancelled.

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Work to start on Lews Castle projects

Work to start on Lews Castle projects

Contractors are being sought for the first phase of the Lews Castle Grounds Regeneration Project.

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Basket making with a new twist at exhibition

Basket making with a new twist at exhibition

A new exhibition opening in An Lanntair arts centre Stornoway is based on the Shetland basket making tradition but gives it a new spin.

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Stop being a stick in the mud...and get down and dirty in it when Tough Mudder returns to Drumlanrig Castle on June 16 and June 17 this year. (Pic: Robert Perry)

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

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Bananaman The Musical

Liam Rudden: £70-odd for a ticket! Would you pay that?

AS you read this, the chances are I’ll be sitting in a theatre in London, watching a show that most theatre-goers will never get to see in Edinburgh.

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Board Chairman, Murdo Murray welcomes new member Margaret Ann Macleod.

Port Authority steering a new course for the future

Stornoway Port Authority is preparing to move into a new era as it seeks to progress a series of major developments in line with its 20-year Masterplan.

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WILL committee members presenting cheque to Mairi Macdonald of the Playpark Committee.

Eoropie playpark gets boost for public toilets

A fundraising campaign is underway to install public toilets at the popular Eoropie Playpark and a cheque for £1,615 was presented to the Committee by the Western Isles Lottery to assist the cause.

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