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Regeneration boost for Balivanich

Regeneration boost for Balivanich

The regeneration of Balivanich could come a step closer next week as the Comhairle looks set to adopt recommendations which could ‘lead to improvements in the economy, environment and infrastructure of the settlement’.

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MSP Donald Cameron is concerned about additional costs to the public purse due to the build delays.

No information on cost update for delayed ferries

The Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse MSP was unable to update Parliament this morning (Thursday) in regards to concerns over additional costs resulting from the build delays to two new CalMac ferries.

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Fears over economic impact of grant cuts

Fears over economic impact of grant cuts

Cuts to the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) would be ‘the worst possible news for crofters’, according to the Chair of the Comhairle’s Sustainable Development Committee, Councillor Donald Crichton.

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An artist's impression of the plant that Mr Irvine hopes to build in either Shetland, Orkney or the Western Isles.

Cheaper oil plan for islanders

An ambitious plan to tackle fuel poverty in the islands is to be launched which could see a new oil processing plant built in one of Scotland’s island groups – the Western Isles, Shetland or Orkney.

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There have been delays to both the MV Glen Sannox (pictured at Ferguson's shipyard on the Clyde) and vessel 802, which will take up service on the Uig-Lochmaddy-Tarbert route.

Council’s disappointment at ferry delay

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has expressed its disappointment and frustration at the recent announcement that the new ferry which is to be allocated on the Uig-Lochmaddy-Tarbert route will not now be entering service until at least summer 2020.

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Callum Morrison with Cubefall, which features a bit of Gaelic, Doric and Glesga patter.

App’s the way to do it!

An app developer from the Highlands has taken an innovative approach to his debut app entitled, ‘Cubefall – Stack & Pop’, by featuring Gaelic, Doric and well-known Glaswegian phrases in the game.

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It’s been quite a year for Barra gin firm

It’s been quite a year for Barra gin firm

The Isle of Barra Distillers was established as recently as 2016, but it’s been a dream of wife and husband team Katie and Michael Morrison for much longer than that, and this week marks one year since the Barra gin went on sale.

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