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Call for Gaelic to be included on Duolingo

Call for Gaelic to be included on Duolingo

Western Isles Alasdair Allan is calling for Scottish Gaelic to be added to Duolingo, the world’s most popular online language learning service.

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Photographing minke whale from Silurian. Photo by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.

Health study of whales in Hebrides

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust has announced details of its 2018 surveys, in which volunteers and marine scientists will carry out pioneering research into the health of whales, dolphins and porpoises off Scotland’s west coast using photogrammetry – the science of making measurements from photographs.

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The building will contain an auditorium designed for traditional music, as well as recording facilities and studio.

Important milestone reached for community project

The Cnoc Soilleir Project has reached an important milestone, as full planning application for the building is submitted to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

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Developing skills through apprenticeships

Developing skills through apprenticeships

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Convener, Cllr Norman A MacDonald, presented certificates to three apprentices employed by the Comhairle, who have recently achieved their Modern Apprenticeship Level 3 in Business and Administration.

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Councillor Murray is battling for the reinstatement of the school bus to the Nicolson Institute.

‘Consultation this week’ on Laxdale school bus

The conversation around school transport in the Laxdale area has reopened, with a consultation apparently being promised for this week.

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Bid for Stornoway Primary money fails at full council

Bid for Stornoway Primary money fails at full council

A final attempt to secure money for Stornoway Primary from the capital programme for this term of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has failed, with the vote lost by 25 votes to six.

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No stone left unturned to secure support for Stornoway Primary

No stone left unturned to secure support for Stornoway Primary

A final attempt is to be made tomorrow (Wednesday) for Stornoway Primary to be allocated money for improvements in this term of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

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Muriel Ann Macleod, right, with Deeds Not Words costume maker Hannah Bamlett.

Inspiring stories of strong Hebridean women opens tonight

Tonight (Thursday) sees the debut of a remarkable play on the history of women in the Hebrides.

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The play presents the surprising stories of several Hebridean women who were active in the suffrage movement.''Image courtesy of the Council of the National Army Museum.

Deeds not Words tours in Feb

A new play based on the role of Hebridean women in the suffrage movement will tour the Islands this month.

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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…

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Primary facilities ‘inadequate’

Primary facilities ‘inadequate’

Stornoway Primary is the largest, in terms of pupils numbers, in the Western Isles but the school is in desperate need of modernisation and upgrading says Councillor Rae Mackenzie.

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Move to help more families with increase in Clothing Grant

Move to help more families with increase in Clothing Grant

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Education, Sport and Children’s Services Committee is recommending an increase in the family income threshold for Clothing Grant applications from £16,105 to £20,000.

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New app aims to make it easier to learn Gaelic

New app aims to make it easier to learn Gaelic

If you always wanted to learn Gaelic but were put off by the pronunciation, help may soon be at hand with the development of a new app that aims to make it easier to learn Gaelic!

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Dr Finlay MacLeod with Cathy MacDonald and D�mhnall MacLe�id (Board Member, B�rd na G�idhlig) Picture by Alasdair MacLeod (Sunday Mail/Daily Record).

Lifetime Achievement award for Dr Finlay Macleod at Scottish Gaelic Awards

The 5th Scottish Gaelic Awards were recently held at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow with over 200 guests in attendance.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Anne Glennie is petitioning the Scottish Parliament on using the latest methods to teach children how to read.

Teacher takes campaign to improve literacy to Parliament

A former primary teacher from the Hebrides has given evidence at the Scottish Parliament as the Public Petitions Committee considers her call to provide national guidance to teachers in how to teach children to read.

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The museum, which attracted just over 1,000 visitors this year, displays items of historical interest to Great Bernera.

Getting the VIP treatment in the Outer Hebrides

A community museum in the Outer Hebrides which has seen a 50% increase in visitors this year compared to last, has joined VisitScotland’s Information Partner (VIP) programme.

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Teacher takes campaign to improve literacy to the Scottish Parliament

Teacher takes campaign to improve literacy to the Scottish Parliament

A former primary teacher from the Hebrides will be giving evidence at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday (November 9) as the Public Petitions Committee consider her call to provide national guidance and professional learning for teachers in how to teach children to read.

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The graduates celebrate their success

Graduates honoured at ceremony in Inverness

Students from the University of Stirling’s Highlands and Islands campuses received their degrees in a ceremony at Inverness Cathedral today, (Friday 3 November).

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