Don’t become a statistic in 2017 – Coastguard issues warning after series of rescues

January 7, 2017 News Editor

It’s that time of year when we all are reminded to be aware of cold weather and ice conditions when we are outside. But after […]

MSP calls for action on Ullapool bus fiasco

January 7, 2017 News Editor

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, says she will again be contacting the Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, after hearing about the chaos people in […]

New super model makes her home on North Uist and becomes muse sensation for pupils

January 7, 2017 News Editor

A new super model has floated into Lochmaddy on North Uist, dressed in black and white with a hint of red – and she intends […]

MSP welcomes further consideration of Uist dental proposals

January 7, 2017 News Editor

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has welcomed the decision by the Western Isles Integration Joint Board (IJB) not to proceed immediately to support […]

New series of BBC ALBA’s motoring show, Air an Rathad, revs into gear

January 5, 2017 News Editor

A NEW series of BBC ALBA’s acclaimed motoring show, Air an Rathad, starts on BBC ALBA this evening. Across eight episodes, Donnie Mackay, Linda Macleod […]


January 5, 2017 News Editor

An election is being held to elect Crofting Commissioners from the six crofting constituencies: · Shetland · Orkney and Caithness · East Highlands (East Sutherland, […]


January 5, 2017 News Editor

Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has encouraged islanders to take part in a consultation on the long term framework for the management […]


January 4, 2017 News Editor

SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan, is working with the community on the Isle of Barra to petition the Lyon Court to […]

Marine Scotland dragging its feet over closing pay differential for seafarers

January 4, 2017 News Editor

Seagoing staff working for Marine Scotland lost £3000 of a £5000 retention payment because their management decided to abandon a two-year deal approved by a […]


January 3, 2017 News Editor

The shortlists for the prestigious Highlands and Islands Media Awards have been announced and finalists now face a tantalising wait to find out who has […]

North MSP and road safety campaigner welcomes the positive move by UK Government to allow learner drivers to drive on the motorway

January 3, 2017 News Editor

Highlands &Islands (Including Moray) MSP and long time road safety campaigner, David Stewart, welcomes the UK Governments announcement that learner drivers will be allowed to […]

Police Scotland launches Gaelic Language Plan

December 29, 2016 News Editor

Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) have today (Thursday 29 December 2016) launched their Gaelic Language Plans spanning the coming five years. The […]

Second round of Ferries Accessibility Fund awards

December 29, 2016 News Editor

  The second round of awards from the Ferries Accessibility Fund will see around £180,000 spent on projects to further improve accessibility on Scotland’s ferries, […]

Research helping to improve industry

December 29, 2016 News Editor

  A new test for tickborne fever in sheep, the effect of cow health on milk nutrients and identification of potato varieties with resistance to […]

St Kilda census discovery

December 29, 2016 News Editor

  New document sheds light on UNESCO site. A 250-year-old census showing the earliest recorded list of the population of the island of St Kilda […]

Harris Tweed Hebrides Googles a world-wide audience

December 28, 2016 News Editor

Harris Tweed has been given a new global platform through a unique collaboration between the British Fashion Council and Google to “bring to life the […]

‘Foyer were the light I needed to guide me through the darkness’

December 28, 2016 News Editor

Megan Shaw, 23, is one young person indebted to Western Isles Foyer for their help and support at a crucial point in her life. Megan, […]

Young people’s charity helped by Point and Sandwick Trust

December 28, 2016 News Editor

A charity which helps homeless young islanders can look forward to a brighter New Year thanks to Point and Sandwick Trust, which recently handed over […]

Donald Stewart Memorial Trust Award Winner

December 27, 2016 News Editor

The Donald Stewart Memorial Trust award for 2016 has been won by Amy McClements from Parkend, near Stornoway. The Trust decided unanimously that this year’s […]

Severe Weather – Disruption to Services – Update

December 23, 2016 News Editor

Met Office Warning A yellow notification for snow and ice has been received from the Met Office which is valid from 17:00 on Friday 23rd […]