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Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles councillor number consultation begins

orkney, shetland and western isles councillor number consultation begins
BBC Local News: Highlands and Islands -- Changes to the number of council representatives and ward boundaries in Orkney, Shetland and Na h-Eileanan an Iar are being assessed.
BBC Local News - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Green light for Shetland subsea link but Western Isles' rejected

green light for shetland subsea link but western isles' rejected
Ofgem says it is minded to approve the Shetland electricity project, but has rejected a similar plan for the Western Isles.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

New Barra hospital plans 'progressing on schedule'

new barra hospital plans 'progressing on schedule'
BBC Local News: Highlands and Islands -- NHS Western Isles says it is committed to delivering the new facility, despite claims of a delay with the project.
BBC Local News - Published

New London Southend to Stornoway flight route takes off

Loganair will connect Scotland's Western Isles with Essex from May 2019
Independent - Published

Western Isles Council raises tax nearly 5% in new budget

western isles council raises tax nearly 5% in new budget
The 4.79% council tax increase is the maximum Holyrood allows in the coming financial year.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

UK weather: Daily Mail readers share their pictures of Great White Out

uk weather: daily mail readers share their pictures of great white out
Snow was first seen in northern Scotland and the Western Isles late last week - but since then it has crept down towards Birmingham and then London today.
MailOnline - Published

'Incredibly rare' find in Western Isles prehistoric forest

'incredibly rare' find in western isles prehistoric forest
Archaeologists find evidence of early human activity at a submerged prehistoric forest in the Western Isles
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Scottish islands councils raise Brexit funding concerns

scottish islands councils raise brexit funding concerns
Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles councils want to know what will be in place once EU support stops.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Iolaire disaster near Stornoway remembered

iolaire disaster near stornoway remembered
A national commemorative service is to take place to mark 100 years since the Iolaire disaster in the Western Isles.
BBC News - Published

North Uist wind farm bid breezes past funds target

The wind farm will be built in North Uist after well over £350,000 was raised by the Western Isles community.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Scots yards in bid for Moray East wind farm contract

scots yards in bid for moray east wind farm contract
BBC Local News: Edinburgh and East Scotland -- BiFab, the operator of the sites in Fife and the Western Isles, hope to secure a contract on Moray East.
BBC Local News - Published

Safety advice ahead of Iolaire service

safety advice ahead of iolaire service
BBC Local News: Highlands and Islands -- Western Isles Council has warned of transport and road restrictions during the service at Stornoway's Iolaire Memorial.
BBC Local News - Published

Western Isles mobile library service to continue

western isles mobile library service to continue
BBC Local News: Highlands and Islands -- It had been suggested that the service in the Western Isles be replaced with small 'community hub' libraries.
BBC Local News - Published Also reported by •BBC News

'Mysterious Steve' photo wins astronomy festival contest

'mysterious steve' photo wins astronomy festival contest
The photograph of the unusual aurora has won a prize as part of the Western Isles' first dark skies festival.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Floral tribute to Western Isles' Iolaire disaster

floral tribute to western isles' iolaire disaster
BBC Local News: Highlands and Islands -- The ceremony will form part of a New Year's Day service recalling the loss of 201 men when their boat was wrecked.
BBC Local News - Published

Skye and Western Isles power restored after landslip

skye and western isles power restored after landslip
The slip damaged an overhead line network and cut power to parts of Skye and the Western Isles on Monday.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Landslip cuts Skye and Western Isles electricity supply

landslip cuts skye and western isles electricity supply
The slip damaged an overhead line network and cut power to parts of Skye and the Western Isles.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Portraits recall Iolaire disaster near Stornoway in 1919

portraits recall iolaire disaster near stornoway in 1919
An artist is painting portraits of 100 of the men who lost their lives in the Western Isles' Iolaire disaster in 1919.
BBC News - Published

Refugee film shooting in North and South Uist

refugee film shooting in north and south uist
Limbo involves a five-week shoot at locations in North and South Uist in the Western Isles.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Corncrake remains vulnerable, says RSPB Scotland

corncrake remains vulnerable, says rspb scotland
BBC Local News: Highlands and Islands -- 'Marginal increases' in numbers of the birds in the Western Isles have been 'outweighed' by falls elsewhere.
BBC Local News - Published

Hundreds turn out for Western Isles' first ever Pride event

hundreds turn out for western isles' first ever pride event
Meanwhile several thousand people are thought to have attended ProudNess, the first Pride event to be held in Inverness in 16 years.
Daily Record - Published

Western Isles' first mosque proves hit with tourists as hundreds flock to Stornoway temple

western isles' first mosque proves hit with tourists as hundreds flock to stornoway temple
People have travelled from 'all over the world' to visit the place of worship since it opened its doors back in May.
Daily Record - Published

NHS Western Isles criticised for rectal examination

nhs western isles criticised for rectal examination
BBC Local News: Highlands and Islands -- A health watchdog found that the procedure was done without the patient's knowledge or consent.
BBC Local News - Published

Body found in search for girl missing in Western Isles

body found in search for girl missing in western isles
Seventeen-year-old Hannah Mackenzie was last seen outside her school in Stornoway on Thursday afternoon.
BBC News - Published

Major search for missing Western Isles teenager


Telegraph.co.uk - Published

Appeal over teenage girl missing in Western Isles

appeal over teenage girl missing in western isles
Seventeen-year-old Hannah Mackenzie was last seen outside her school in Stornoway on Thursday afternoon.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Case for Western Isles interconnector submitted to Ofgem

case for western isles interconnector submitted to ofgem
BBC Local News: Highlands and Islands -- SSEN has been planning to lay the cable between the Western Isles and the Scottish mainland for a decade.
BBC Local News - Published

Stornoway museum to display Iolaire tapestry panel

stornoway museum to display iolaire tapestry panel
The Great Tapestry of Scotland panel recalls the Western Isles' 1919 maritime disaster.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Plan to eradicate giant rhubarb from Western Isles

plan to eradicate giant rhubarb from western isles
BBC Local News: Highlands and Islands -- Scottish Natural Heritage is beginning a project to remove the invasive plant species from the Western Isles.
BBC Local News - Published

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