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Sciennes school playground battle backed by city chiefs

Calls by a Capital primary school to extend its playground out into a busy road have won the support in principle of councillors.

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A new play commemorating the Iolaire disaster will be performed by the participants of the Gaelic Summer School in Plockton this week.

Iolaire Disaster commemorated at Gaelic Drama Summer School

A new play commemorating the tragic events of the Iolaire disaster 100 years ago will be performed this week by participants of this year’s Sgoil Shamhraidh Dràma (Gaelic Drama Summer School).

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Prizewinners from Sgoil an Taobh Siar

Picture Gallery - School Prizegivings

This week the Stornoway Gazette is featuring a number of images from School Prizegiving ceremonies.

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The Dux of the School and Proxime Accessit for 2018 were Kathleen Smith and Cara Macdonald.

Photo gallery - Nicolson Prizegiving

Senior and junior pupils at the Nicolson Institute won high praise for their efforts over the past 12-months, helping to maintain their school’s reputation for excellence.

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The Nicolson Institute sixth year had fun putting together a Graduation video

Video - Nicolson Graduation 2018

The last days of our school careers - some of us remember those days well, others not-so-much.

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Nicolson Institute Prizewinners

Nicolson Institute Prizewinners

The Nicolson Institute in Stornoway held their annual prizegiving for students last week just before the end of term.

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Top of the class at Stornoway Primary

Top of the class at Stornoway Primary

It is that time of the year again when we highlight the achievements of Western Isles pupils with our special prizegiving picture galleries.

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Urgent action needed on Lews Castle College repairs says MSP

Urgent action needed on Lews Castle College repairs says MSP

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron says urgent action must be taken to make repairs to Lews Castle College sooner rather than later.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

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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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