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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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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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Stornoway girls go wild - history made at Stornoway Rugby Club

Stornoway girls go wild - history made at Stornoway Rugby Club

History has been made as Stornoway Rugby Club hosted their first-ever women’s match on home soil on Saturday in what is living evidence of the rapid-growth of women’s rugby.

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Academics have pinpointed rugby tackles which they believe minimise the risk of head injuries.

Stornoway rugby lads earn first win of season

A late, late try from Stornoway earned the home side their first win of season against a powerful Shetland team who for much of the match looked like securing their first ever win at Bayhead.

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Hannah Miley, right, congratulates Aimee Willmott after the 400m IM final  PICTURE: Getty Images

Commonwealth Games 2018: Hannah Miley pipped to gold in 400m medley

HANNAH Miley’s bid for a record third gold medal in the women’s 400m individual medley was scuppered by England’s Aimee Willmott.

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Islanders' sporting success at the NatWest International Island Games last year brought the Outer Hebrides medals and glory. Now this new scheme will help other star athletes achieve success.

Cash support to aid Islands’ sporting success

Elite athletes from the Outer Hebrides are set to benefit from a scheme designed to support travel costs in the islands.

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French adventure for Stornoway racer John Neil

French adventure for Stornoway racer John Neil

Stornoway speedster John Neil Mitchell was back in France for the infamously gruelling beach endurance race Le-touquet as the veteran raced proved he has still got plenty miles on the clock and gas in his tank yet.

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QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

Test your knowledge of the sporting year with our fun quiz.

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Santa Run.

Getting ready for this year’s Santa Run

This year’s Stornoway Santa Run will take place in the town on Saturday, December 23, in aid of the Lewis branch Cancer Research UK.

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Bristow and George alongside Andy Dowie of the Stornoway Sea Angling Club and Don Macleod.

Darts has been good to me

Arrows legends Eric Bristow and Bobby George helped hit the bullseye on a night to remember for darts fans in Stornoway this week.

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Loch Duart backs Isles’ cyclist

Loch Duart backs Isles’ cyclist

Hebridean mountain biker Kerry MacPhee, currently in the top five in UK xc mtb Mountain Bike Rankings, has revealed her new Loch Duart branded kit.

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Callum Nicolson is tackled mid-air

Stornoway RFC seeking first league points of the season

Caledonian North Division 2

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Barra boy makes weekly 250 mile trip to play for Morton

Barra boy makes weekly 250 mile trip to play for Morton

A young football star from the Isle of Barra has been signed by Greenock Morton after being spotted by a Loganair engineer who also coaches for the club.

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Cadet Greenstock with the other battalion cadets who represented Scotland.

Back Cadet is UK Swim Champ

An Army Cadet the Western Isles has returned back north a UK Swimming Champion.

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Darts legends Eric Bristow and Bobby George to visit Stornoway

Darts legends Eric Bristow and Bobby George to visit Stornoway

Stornoway Sea Angling Club hosts the biggest ever darts exhibition to hit the Island, with Eric Bristow and Bobby George coming to Stornoway, on Friday 27th October.

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Highland swimmers raise funds and achieve new open water first

Highland swimmers raise funds and achieve new open water first

Two Highland swimmers recently took to the open water to achieve a new first for the area when they swam from Achiltibuie to Ullapool in the north west Highlands.

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The SYRFC Under-14s edged the opening match

Rugby teens strut their stuff at Bayhead

Caledonian Tier 4 North Conference

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Camanachd Leòdhais beaten by Lochaber

Camanachd Leòdhais beaten by Lochaber

Camanachd Leòdhais travelled to Spean Bridge to take on high-flying Lochaber on Saturday. The title challengers showed exactly why they are pushing for promotion as they took the win by a score of 12-0.

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Hat trick of league defeats on the spin for Stornoway RFC

Hat trick of league defeats on the spin for Stornoway RFC

Stornoway suffered their third consecutive defeat of the season as they struggled to get going against a fired up Ross Sutherland XV.

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Close but no Roineaval trophy

Close but no Roineaval trophy

The only drawback - and there is only one drawback - of the annual away match against Golspie Golf Club is the length of time taken to make the trip. The early ferry crossing followed by a long bus journey seems to take its toll on some members of the Stornoway team more than others. For reasons that appear difficult to understand, some golfers arrive at the first tee in such a dishevelled and disorientated state that it is difficult for their opponents to avoid the conclusion that this will not be much of a contest.

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