North Uist shop to cease trading

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Clachan Stores in North Uist will cease trading on Thursday September 17at 6pm. Notices on the shop front announced the closure today. The shop stocks groceries,newspapers and magazines and wines and spirits as well as fishing tackle, maps and other…

Carmichael challenge to be streamed live on web

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The legal challenge to the election of Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael in this May’s General Election is to be streamed live on the internet. Proceedings in the Election Court will be broadcast live for the first time after…

Former Balivanich Primary goes on the market

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The old Balivanich primary school site in Benbecula has been placed on the open market. The property, situated close to the shore in the centre of the town is being sold with an invitation for offers over £80,000. The agents,…

Global hunt for new maths teacher for Barra

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Barra parents are pulling out all the stops to find a new maths teacher for Castlebay school. The position has been vacant since December last year and the closing date for applications is today. The parents have put out a…

Clyde shipyard set to build two CalMac ferries

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Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd of Port Glasgow, Scotland has been announced as the preferred tenderer for the £97million contract to build two large dual fuel ferries for CalMac’s Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service (CHFS). The contract once finally negotiated and…

Editor’s blog: Who is this wee monk?

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A friend from Balranald, North Uist came over this morning with a small but heavy- looking box. “It’s a statue we found in the garden,” he said. “I thought you’d like to see it. No-one seems to know anything about…

Hero’s welcome home for South Uist cyclist

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A South Uist businessman was met with a hero’s welcome when he arrived in Lochmaddy after a 12 day charity cycle from Land’s End to John O Groats. David Steele, 31, from Askernish was greeted by Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band…

Barra to feature in world’s first #Isleathon

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Barra is to feature in a world-first digital campaign by a collaboration of Scottish travel bloggers next weekend. The Scotlanders, as the six travel bloggers are known, will showcase 11 islands, including Barra, Skye, Mull, Bute, Arran and Colonsay using…

Lamb prices down at Lewis & Harris sale

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The lamb prices at the first sale of the year in Lewis and Harris were down on the same time last year following yesterday’s sale.  A total of 3,388 lambs went through the ring. Prices were down an average of…

McGrigor to stand down

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MSP Jamie McGrigor has announced he is to stand down at the 2016 Holyrood elections. The Scottish Conservative list parliamentarian represents the Highlands & Islands from the Inner and Outer Hebrides to Orkney and Shetland plus mainland Highland land mass…