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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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National Library launches appeal for historic programme

National Library launches appeal for historic programme

An appeal has been launched by the National Library of Scotland to find a copy of the very first programme of the National Mòd held in Oban in 1892 to add to the national collection.

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Pupils from Sgoil an Taobh Siar

Project looks at minority languages

A dissemination event took place in Stornoway recently with members from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Sgoil an Taobh Siar and Comunn na Gàidhlig joining with peers from France and Ireland who have been working together on a minority languages (Gaelic; Occitan and Gaelige) Erasmus project.

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At the launch event at the Nicolson Institute were guest speaker Sandy Matheson; FOTN Trustees Jackie Mackay, Zena Stewart, Donald Martin (Chair), Agnes Rennie, and Donald John MacDonald; Nicolson Rector Frances Murray, and Stornoway Rotary President Gavin Woods.

Rotary Club to support Nicolson pupils with travel expenses

The Rotary Club of Stornoway launched the ‘Friends of The Nicolson’ trust fund recently, established to assist Nicolson Institute pupils with mainland travel expenses.

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More young Scots are in positive destinations

More young Scots in education, training or work

More teenages in Scotland are in education, training or work, a report shows.

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Open Letter to Council Leader Roddie Mackay

Open Letter to Council Leader Roddie Mackay

I write to you regarding the ongoing issues relating to Stornoway Primary school which you will be aware of having been present at the committees where it has been discussed.

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At S5/6 Higher level there were 944 presentations and 77.75% passes in 2017, compared with 957 presentations and 81.09% passes in 2016.

Island pupils achieve success with exam results

S4 pupils in the Western Isles are top of the class as exam results for the region detail a higher percentage of students achieving National 5 in S4 than the national figure.

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How the proposed new student development might look.

Plans lodged for new student flats

Fresh plans have been lodged with the Comhairle by a developer looking to build  a student halls’ complex in Stornoway.

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In celebration of the unique archaeology of the Uists

In celebration of the unique archaeology of the Uists

As part of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 there is a three-day celebration of Uist’s unique archaeology this week.

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The Lewis Chessmen in Lews Castle Museum, Isle of Lewis

Chessmen among top historical items

The Lewis Chessmen have been revealed by VisitScotland as one of the top 25 objects to have shaped Scotland’s history in a stunning new e-book.

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Survey and research will boost historic Point site

Survey and research will boost historic Point site

Point landmark Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe (St Columba’ Ui Church) has received £5,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project ‘Understanding Our Community’s Past’.

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