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Atlantic adventurer admits he is glad to be alive

Atlantic adventurer Niall Iain Macdonald has admitted he is glad to be alive, but desperately disappointed after being forced to abandon his attempt to row solo across the Atlantic.

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Outer Hebrides Tourism is looking for a new boss

Outer Hebrides Tourism is looking for a new boss

An Outer Hebrides destination organisation is looking for a Chief Executive to lead and spearhead the delivery of its strategy.

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Letter - Don’t let Tolsta energy development debate damage the community

Letter - Don’t let Tolsta energy development debate damage the community

Dear Editor

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Red Deer and Rainbow by Cliff Reddick

Managing the Mammals of the Outer Hebrides

The release of a new publication of the mammals of Great Britain has brought mammals to the forefront of many people’s minds. Although the Western Isles are dominated by bird life, we do have mammals present on the long island which play their role in many different ways.

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Nominate your local Health Hero

Nominate your local Health Hero

People across the Western Isles are being asked to nominate their local health heroes as the search for Scotland’s most dedicated healthcare professionals gets underway.

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The Right Rev Susan Brown

Take a walk with Susan in this very special year

Moderator of the General Assembly wants to unite people while celebrating a golden anniversary for women in the ministry

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New sports directory is launched

New sports directory is launched

A new sports and activities directory has been created with the purpose of encouraging people to lead a more active lifestyle.

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The public meeting was one of the busiest seen in recent years, as fears grow that a split is developing in this community over the wind energy proposal.

Arguments rage over wind project

Arguments raged at the North Tolsta Community Hall on Tuesday night over controversial plans to site a corporate wind farm within a 2km buffer zone of houses.

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The area served by the Stornoway Water Treatment Works.

Water-wise appeal for Stornoway after dry spell

Scottish Water is asking customers in Stornoway to use their water wisely as a result of prolonged dry weather in the area.

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College Prizegiving and Sapphire Anniversary

College Prizegiving and Sapphire Anniversary

Lews Castle College recently held their Further Education Course Prizegiving and welcomed the students who had received certificates and prizes to a special ceremony in the Foyer of the College in Stornoway.

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Free ferry travel - Calmac confirms help for disabled passengers

Free ferry travel - Calmac confirms help for disabled passengers

Ferry operator CalMac has confirmed that disabled passengers using their vessels can have a carer or companion travel with them free of charge if, in the company’s opinion, CalMac would be unable to provide the level of care required by the passenger.

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Pupils from all four Comhairle secondary schools ' Nicolson Institute, Sir E Scott, Castlebay and Lionacleit (pictured) are taking part in the multi-sport event which is being held over two days.

WIIGA Youth Games gives taste of action

The first ever Western Isles Island Games Association (WIIGA) Youth Games is taking place in Stornoway this week with the opening ceremony kicking things off in impressive fashion at Stornoway Town Hall on Tuesday evening.

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Public meeting to find out more about Tarbert port work

Public meeting to find out more about Tarbert port work

CMAL will host a public meeting to update Harris residents on details about the upcoming work at Tarbert port to prepare for the new ferry being built for the Skye Triangle Ports at Tarbert, Lochmaddy and Uig.

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Video taster - circus fun is coming to the Islands

Video taster - circus fun is coming to the Islands

All the thrills of the circus are on the way to Lewis in July as Circus Montini rolls into town.

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Sport and activity boost in Western Isles thanks to £1m fund

Sport and activity boost in Western Isles thanks to £1m fund

Community-based sport and physical activity projects in the Islands are set to share in a £1 million cash investment thanks to a new programme aimed at creating a healthier nation.

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Video - Fast track tour from Stornoway to Harris

Video - Fast track tour from Stornoway to Harris

For a fast-track drive from Stornoway to Tarbert take a look at this break-neck video.

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The speaker at this year's conference will be Dr. Jeremy McQuoid.

Lewis Christian Conference 2018

The Lewis Christian Conference is due to take place this week from Friday 22nd June through to Monday 25th June.

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The spectacular redruff. Photo by Cliff Reddick

Rare bird breeding in Uist

One of the rarest and most spectacular breeding birds in Britain has been putting on its annual courtship dance on the Outer Hebrides.

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Castlebay Co-op reopen following £1m revamp

Castlebay Co-op reopen following £1m revamp

The Co-op is set to serve-up a new-look store in Castlebay, following a near £1m overhaul, in which the existing store has been extended by almost 3,000 sq ft and creating four new jobs.

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The picture shows from left to right: Norman M Macleod, HHP Chairman, Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government & Housing, Councillor Paul F Steele, Vice Chair of the Comhairle's Communities and Housing Committee, Alasdair Allan MSP and Donald Mackay Calmax Construction Ltd.

New homes for Barra families

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart was in Barra today (Friday) to cut the turf for six new homes at Corran Ciosmul, Castlebay.

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