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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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Glasgow High Court.

Serial rapist sentenced at High Court

A rapist who carried out a series of sex attacks in the Western Isles has been locked up for 11 years.

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Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

Politics
The Arnish fabrication yard.

Redundancy notices issued at Bifab yard at Arnish

Union leaders at the BiFab marine engineering yards in Arnish on Lewis and Fife have expressed their dismay at the possible closure of the yards.

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Loganair introduces new improved Benbecula to Glasgow services

Loganair introduces new improved Benbecula to Glasgow services

Scotland’s airline Loganair has announced significant investment in services from Benbecula, with a new timetable designed to improve links to Glasgow.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is seeking the views of the public on proposed changes to the role of firefighters.

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John Murdo MacAulay from Lewis is pictured with Still Game producer Michael Hines. He won two of the top awards with his film, Mar a Thachair do Dhfhear a Sgur a Dhol Dhan Eaglais (The Man Who Stopped Going to Church).

Triumphant at the FilmG awards

FilmG has announced the winners of this year’s Gaelic short-film awards.

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Tips to help cope with snow and ice on the roads

Tips to help cope with snow and ice on the roads

The weekend has brought heavy hail and snow showers to areas across the the Western Isles and Grampian Highlands leading to ice on the roads.

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Comhairle agrees to lobby group’s participation request

Comhairle agrees to lobby group’s participation request

Families into Sport for Health (FiSH) have been approved by Comharle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) to participate in the creation of a new strategy to improve Island residents’ physical activity, sport and health.

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Ask for ‘Consent and Privary’ notice say Trading Standards

Ask for ‘Consent and Privary’ notice say Trading Standards

Trading standards are again advising residents that they should not give any personal information including pension details or electricity bills until you have been given a consent and privacy notice by any business offering “free” eco schemes.

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Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil

Highlighting concerns about tourist office closures

Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil has asked a Holyrood Committee to look into impact of Tourist Office closures.

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Could you help improve the town?

Call to get involved in improving town amenities for future

Stornoway Amenity Trust are calling for anyone interested in helping to improve the town to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday March 5th.

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Comhairle members have made the tough choices for the 2018/19 budget.

No more ‘salami slice’ cuts says Leader as Council sets its budget

Comhairle nan Eilean has announced that it has set its budget for 2018/19.

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Confidence that fuel supplies to Uists will be maintained

Confidence that fuel supplies to Uists will be maintained

Assurances have been sought over continued fuel supplies to the Uists as Lochcarnan Depot undergoes essential maintenance during February and March.

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Debate on historic Islands Bill

Debate on historic Islands Bill

Scotland’s first ever Islands Bill will be debated in parliament today (Thursday 8 February).

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Island groups are quids in with the Co-op

Island groups are quids in with the Co-op

Community groups in Stornoway are set to share a £20 million funding boost from the Co-op. Fourteen local causes are the latest beneficiaries of the Co-op’s local community fund, including Barra Children’s Centre, Isle of Skye Pipe Band and Hebrides Mountain Rescue, with each in line to receive several thousand pounds.

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Raising money to improve paths at Iolaire Memorial

Raising money to improve paths at Iolaire Memorial

A crowdfunding appeal has been launched as the centenary of the Iolaire disaster approaches.

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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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Loganair responds to Flybe’s termination of Glasgow to Stornoway route

Loganair responds to Flybe’s termination of Glasgow to Stornoway route

Following the news that Flybe is withdrawing its Glasgow to Stornoway service from March 4th Loganair has agreed to assist the airline by honouring its forward bookings on services between Stornoway and Glasgow.

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