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Calls for upgrade of Skye power link

Calls for an uprade of the exisiting power link between the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides have been made by a prominent Lewis councillor, with community-owned renewable energy projects to be prioitised in its use.

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Rhoda Mackenzie hopes the decision will herald the way for more community turbine development in the Islands.  ''Picture by Sandie Maciver of SandiePhotos

A step forward for new community turbine

A new community wind turbine project owned by the Sandwick North township came a step closer to reality this week when Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Planning Applications Board agreed to approve the planning proposal.

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Comhairle defends £100,000 refit

Comhairle defends £100,000 refit

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has defended its plan to refurbish the council chamber in Stornoway and other meeting rooms in Harris, Balivanich and Barra, after calls by a group of councillors that the money should instead be used to ‘protect services’.

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Councillor Macmillan wants to know the 'real reason' behind the move to centralise dental provision into the Uist Hospital.

Claim that dental hub plan will hit services at Uist hospital

Plans by NHS Western Isles (NHSWI) to centralise dental services in a new ‘clinical hub’ in Uist and Barra Hospital have been attacked by a local councillor as a “diversionary tactic” and a “flanking move” intended to secure the long-term closure of the hospital’s operating theatre.

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