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These four Scottish pubs have been named among the best in the UK

Four Scottish pubs have been recognised as the best in their region at the Pub and Bar Awards in London last night.

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Closure of Islands only dementia ward

Closure of Islands only dementia ward

Confirmation that NHS Western Isles are to close the Clisham Ward at Western Isles Hospital, Stornoway has been blasted by a family member of a long time patient in the ward – which is the only dementia ward in the region.

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Councillor Finlay Cunningham

Councillor admits he made a mistake in not declaring his interest

The conduct of our elected representatives has been put under the microscope this week following the news that a Western Isles Councillor has been accused of failing to register his interests in a company that he owns one third of.

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Lochboisdale is planned to the the setting for the new distillery.

Plans for some more Whisky Galore in the Islands

Residents of the Hebridean islands of South Uist, Eriskay and Benbecula will get a taste of “whisky galore” if plans to create to a new distillery in Lochboisdale come to fruition.

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Timetable of Iolaire commemorations

Timetable of Iolaire commemorations

The efforts to progress plans for the Iolaire memorial events, to mark 100 years since the tragedy, continues.

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Strong year for Stornoway Port

Strong year for Stornoway Port

A busy and successful year for Stornoway Port Authority showed a strong underlying financial performance despite challenging economic conditions.

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Niall Iain prepares to leave Norfolk on his challenge to row the North Atlantic solo.

Adventurer begins attempt at solo North Atlantic row

Island adventurer Niall Iain Macdonald has begun a new attempt to row solo across the North Atlantic Ocean, all the way from the East Coast of America to his home in the Hebrides.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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The four divisions have seen an increase in footfall. Picture: Alan Murray

Surge in football attendances at SPFL grounds

More people than ever before are watching Scottish football.

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Kerry and Kirsty MacPhee thoroughly enjoyed the Royal Wedding in Windsor on Saturday.

Cycling sisters do the Isles proud at Royal Wedding

Western Isles super cyclists Kerry and Kirsty MacPhee flew the flag for the Western Isles at the Royal Wedding on Saturday.

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Cumbersome RBS van clogs ferry space says MP

Cumbersome RBS van clogs ferry space says MP

Isles MP Angus Brendan MacNeil is writing to the Royal Bank of Scotland following the trialling of their mobile van in Barra which is taking up valuable deck space on the Sound of Barra ferry.

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New counter in Stornoway in a push to get us cycling more

New counter in Stornoway in a push to get us cycling more

Stornoway has become the latest centre in the push to promote cycling across the country.

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Darren Stewart is chopped down by Iain 'Macca' Mackenzie in a bruising challenge.

Point edge seven goal epic

Goalkeepers were busy picking the ball out of the back of the net at all three Jock Stein Cup ties in Lewis and Harris this week.

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Look out for the Hebridean Whale Trail

Look out for the Hebridean Whale Trail

A new marine nature trail is being developed by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.

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Stornoway - Mr Grant's Class

Picture Perfect at 50th Reunion

The Lewis and Harris 50th Reunion took place earlier this month and this week the Gazette are featuring the class photographs from the 40th Reunion held in March and this month’s 50th.

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Ferguson and McCulloch with Lewis-based fellow Rangers' hero Ronnie McKinnon during their Stornoway visit.

Rangers Interview - ‘Gerrard is the right man,’ says Fergie

Barry Ferguson says Rangers need more characters, regardless of which position they play in, if they are to mount a credible challenge to Celtic under incoming manager Steven Gerrard.

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More disruption expected for Island ferry travel.

Frustration at further ferry disruption

Following the announcement by CalMac Ferries Ltd that the MV Clansman is to return to dry-dock for repairs to its propulsion system during the first half of June, the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has expressed anger and frustration over the implications for the travelling public, local and visiting, at one of the busiest times of the year.

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Councillor Finlay Cunningham

Western Isles Councillor allegedly fails to declare stake in company

A Western Isles Councillor has been accused of failing to register his interests in a company that he owns one third of and he is now to be the subject of a public Hearing by Scotland’s ethics watchdog.

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The MV Clansman will be heading back to dry-dock on June 1st.

More travel disruption as ferry enters dry dock in June

The MV Clansman ferry, which has been dogged by repair issues recently, will be going into dry dock again in June for a new propeller shaft to be fitted.

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Keep the date for Point 5k in aid of The Leanne Fund.

Get set for the Point 5k – June 2nd

There are just over two weeks to go until the ninth Point 5k takes place on Saturday June 2nd.

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