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SCF and Ewing discuss Brexit implications for crofting

SCF and Ewing discuss Brexit implications for crofting

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) met with Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary with remit for crofting (pictured), yesterday to discuss the big issues in crofting: what an EU divorce means for crofting and resolution of the Crofting Commission crisis. SCF chair Fiona...

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South Uist’s Gemma is Holyrood local hero

Na h-Eileanan an Iar /Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has named his nomination for the isles’ local hero to attend the official opening of the Scottish Parliament on Saturday 2 July. South Uist woman Gemma Steele has been nominated as a local hero for her tireless...

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Mobile coverage at last for the Isle of Luing

The island of Luing near Oban is now a mobile hot-spot with mobile telephone reception and 3G mobile access. Luing residents got their connectivity under Vodaphone’s Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme. The Isle of Luing Community Trust (IoLCT) worked with...

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Island Councils meet UK Government in Kirkwall today

Scotland’s three island councils are meeting the UK Government on Monday [27 June] in Kirkwall, for the second annual Islands Summit. The summit brings together the Western Isles, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands Councils to discuss key economic development issues....

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Dangerous goods destroyed by CnES trading standards

Dangerous goods offered have been destroyed by CNES Trading Standards as part of a crackdown on door to door sellers. Earlier this year generators and chainsaws being offered for sale by doorstep sellers in the islands were seized by Police Scotland and CNES Trading...

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