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Pictured are Donna Shearsmith, Jonah Nye Morris, Claire Morris, Annemarie Mackay, Lynne Smith, Donald John MacSween (PST general manager). Photo by Sandie Maciver of SandiePhotos.

Autism awareness group’s boost

A Lewis-based group which supports children or adults with autism or other additional needs has received help from community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust to enable it to maximise the use of its sensory toys and equipment.

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Lewis glows red for Scottish Poppy Appeal

Lewis glows red for Scottish Poppy Appeal

This weekend, more than 120 Scottish landmarks will be glowing red in support of the Scottish Poppy Appeal – with more and more joining the national campaign each day. Buildings large and small – from globally iconic castles to locally loved churches and schools – will ‘Light Up Red’ for Poppyscotland in a wonderfully modern display of Remembrance.

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MSP raises St Brendans issue with Health Secretary

MSP raises St Brendans issue with Health Secretary

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan raised the issue of the replacement of St Brendan’s hospital and care home on the Isle of Barra with Health Secretary Jeane Freeman MSP during yesterday’s (Wednesday) session of the Scottish Parliament.

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The Bridge Centre in Stornoway.

Fireworks concern at Bridge Centre

Anti-social behaviour at Lews Castle Grounds was highlighted this week, when complaints to police about a group of teenagers throwing fireworks at the Bridge Centre in Stornoway, were highlighted on social media.

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Scottish Government seeks assurances over Uist dental plan

Scottish Government seeks assurances over Uist dental plan

The Scottish Government is ‘seeking assurances’ from NHS Western Isles (NHSWI) over its plans plans to centralise dental services in Uist in the Uist and Barra Hospital in Balivanich, with a mobile dentist service providing dental care for care homes and in other local community settings.

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