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Western Isles presence at Royal Wedding

The Western Isles will be represented at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19th by Kerry and Kirsty MacPhee from South Uist.

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The new lifeboat will arrive in Harris on Saturday.

New lifeboat for Leverburgh is on its way

The new Shannon class lifeboat for Leverburgh is currently making her way to the Islands and is set to arrive at the Leverburgh Lifeboat Station, Harris this Saturday afternoon.

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The Bearded Seal in Harris. Photo by Gordon MacDonald via BDMLR

Bearded visitor in Harris attracts attention

A cute bearded visitor from chilly shores was caught on camera this week, as reported by the local branch of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR)

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Summer of discontent on ferries warns Labour

Summer of discontent on ferries warns Labour

Scottish Labour has warned of a summer of discontent on Scotland’s ferries after tourism bosses in the Outer Hebrides called on the SNP’s Humza Yousaf to intervene in the delivery of the lifeline transport system.

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The survey will gather the views of airport users on the new charges which will be introduced in July.

Survey will gather views on airport parking charges

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is to launch a passenger survey at three of its airports where car parking charges are planned to be introduced from July.

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The Lord of the Isles

Call to minister to intervene on ferries

Outer Hebrides Tourism (OHT) has written to Scottish Government Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf to urge his urgent intervention on what they feel is a ferry crisis in the Western Isles.

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The Arnish fabrication yard. SGD, 20307

Good news for BiFab – new investment welcomed

There is good news for the Bifab yard at Arnish in Lewis today (Tuesday) as it been announced that the Scottish Government has brokered an agreement between Canadian company JV Driver through its subsidiary DF Barnes and BIfab to support new opportunities at Arnish, Methil and Burntisland for fabrication and construction in the marine, renewables and energy sector.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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Protestors outside the venue at the pilot Sunday openings made their views clear. Now a petition is in circulation to gather public support against the venue opening all weekend in the future.

Petition organised against Sunday opening of Stornoway arts centre

In answer to a recent decision by An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway to open its doors seven days a week as soon as “operationally possible” it has been reported that a petition has been circulated locally to gather public support against the move.

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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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MSP welcomes delivery charges crackdown

MSP welcomes delivery charges crackdown

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed news that the Committee of Advertising Practice is issuing an enforcement notice which will force firms to be more transparent about their delivery charges to rural areas, including the islands.

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History made as Stornoway field first ever ladies team

History made as Stornoway field first ever ladies team

History was made last Saturday, when Stornoway RFC Ladies played their very first rugby match. Being hosted in Inverness by Huntly Ladies, the island girls set sail from Stornoway eagerly awaiting the challenge of competitive rugby and adding their names to the club record books.

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Health Board gives its view on Single Island Authority

Health Board gives its view on Single Island Authority

Last week’s Stornoway Gazette highlighted the concept of a ‘Single Island Authority’ for the Western Isles, with the main public bodies, combined into one entity.

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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Loganair strikes deal to supply newspapers to Benbecula

Loganair strikes deal to supply newspapers to Benbecula

Loganair will once again transport daily newspapers to Benbecula, following the airline’s introduction a new schedule from Glasgow – the first time since 2013.

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The winner was Angus MacColl with Rod Macleod from Calgary (left) and Kenny Dan Macdonald, one of the directors of Point and Sandwick Trust.

Angus MacColl wins the 2018 piping event

The 25th Pipe Major Donald MacLeod Memorial Competition was held in Stornoway last Friday (April 6) and hailed a great success.

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Video - Get a glimpse of Pipe Band’s New York adventure

Video - Get a glimpse of Pipe Band’s New York adventure

Sgoil Lionicleit Pipe Band, made up of secondary school students from Uist and Barra, are being documented as they travel to New York to take part in the famous New York Tartan Week.

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Success of appeal to build first mosque in Stornoway

Success of appeal to build first mosque in Stornoway

In less than a week an appeal to raise £50,000, towards building a place of worship to accommodate the small Syrian Muslim community in Lewis, has surpassed its target.

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