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Cultural links strengthened

An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway is celebrating the continued success of its Festival of South Asian Art and Culture, Purvai in 2018 as the festival travels to India for some very special events and live performances.

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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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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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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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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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Moving forward with new musical collaboration Lahira

Moving forward with new musical collaboration Lahira

The award-winning musical collaboration between Skye’s celebrated Gaelic singer Anne Martin and Manchester electro artist Jason Singh has taken another step forward.

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Library assistant Helene LaGrange (left) presents Fiona Knape with her prize a new ipad mini donated by Bolinda UK.

Borrow books digitally at Western Isles libraries

A lucky Western Isles library member has won a tablet as part of a competition to promote the library’s eAudio and eBook collections.

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Slimming World manager Rachel Fyfe meets singer and presenter Peter Andre.

Peter helps slimmers celebrate successes

A Slimming World manager from Stornoway was congratulated on helping slimmers to lose weight and change their lives by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

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How do you celebrate? Pic: George McLuskie

Quiz: How do they celebrate New Year in these countries?

For you, ringing in the new year might mean having a drink in your hand surrounded by family and friends.

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The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

Britain’s favourite Christmas carol has been revealed, and it’s the first festive tune ever played over the radio.

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The most popular baby names for boys and girls have remained unchanged this year.

Jack and Olivia are Scotland’s top baby names for 2017

Jack and Olivia are the most popular first forenames for babies whose births were registered in 2017, National Records of Scotland (NRS) has announced today.

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Roddy Macdonald receives his Community Hero award from David Paterson.

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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