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Flybe recognises inspirational Stornoway Community Hero

Stornoway paramedic, coastguard and life-saving charity champion, Roddy Macdonald has been honoured as Stornoway’s first ever Flybe Community Hero.

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Mince pies, pigs in blankets and chocolate - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Mince pies, pigs in blankets and chocolate - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Millions of dogs around the country will be fed festive treats which could potentially harm them this Christmas, a study has found.

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A theatre practitioner from the National Theatre of Scotland visited the school and offered the children help and advice on how to develop a script and design their set and staging.

School’s term ends ‘happily ever after’ thanks to Scottish Salmon Company

The Scottish Salmon Company has announced Sgoil na Pairc on the Isle of Lewis as a winner of its winter show competition in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland.

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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.

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VIDEO: Bizarre reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust has revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as it prepares for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

There’s nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends’ pulses racing over Christmas.

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Celebs get behind Christmas Jumper Day this Friday

This Friday (December 15) is Christmas Jumper Day, which is pretty self-explanatory.

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Girlguiding Harris have Christmas fun in Stornoway

Girlguiding Harris have Christmas fun in Stornoway

More than 50 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers from Harris agreed Stornoway is a great place to go for a Christmas day out, especially if it is snowing!

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Francesca's winning design

MSP announces Christmas Card Competition Winner

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has announced this year’s winner of the annual schools competition to design his official Christmas Card.

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A little cuppa goes down a treat

A little cuppa goes down a treat

A Macmillan Coffee Morning was held at Shawbost School, Lewis on October 6th raising a fantastic £600 for the charity.

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Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average Briton will wolf down a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past

Pictured here is a Blast from the Past Christmas special with the little ones at Jamieson Drive Nursery in Stornoway featured enjoying their Christmas Party in 1988.

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The Big Picture - Unique little ponies...

The Big Picture - Unique little ponies...

Reader David MacFarlane sent us this traquil shot of the unique Eriskay ponies grazing their patch, which he captured during a recent visit to the Southern Isles. 
If you would like to send us an image capturing the beauty of the Islands please get in touch with the Stornoway Gazette team at: news@stornowaygazette.co.uk

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Blast from the past

Blast from the past

Collecting for World Mission Fund - seen here from December 1997 is the 2nd Stornoway Company Boys Brigade.

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The snow has arrived, just in time for the Christmas lights switch on this evening.

Trust saves the day for Stornoway’s Christmas tree lights

Community-owned wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust have, along with Tesco and the Western Isles Lottery, stepped into the breach left by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s withdrawal of funds to ensure that Stornoway can have Christmas lights after all this year.

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Tea in the Tent success

Tea in the Tent success

More than £4,000 was raised at this summer’s Tea in the Tent which will directly support those affected by Cystic Fibrosis across the Highlands and Islands and Grampian.

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Christmas Tree donated from Sand Street

Christmas Tree donated from Sand Street

A Stornoway tree has a new job this Christmas as it takes pride of place as the town’s official Christmas Tree in Perceval Square.

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Pictured are founder members: Brenda MacLeod, Catherine MacKenzie, Joan Wallace, Kenny Maclennan and Donald George Morrison.

Celebrating 30 years of Alzheimer Scotland Lewis and Harris

This year the Alzheimer Scotland Lewis and Harris Branch celebrated their 30 years anniversary.

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Santa Dash kicks off Christmas Lights Switch-on

Santa Dash kicks off Christmas Lights Switch-on

As part of Stornoway’s Christmas Lights Switch-On event, a half mile Santa Dash will take place at 6.30pm to get everyone warmed up for the festive celebrations.

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