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Praise in Parliament for HebCelt 2016

Praise in Parliament for HebCelt 2016

The organisers of the Hebridean Celtic Festival are looking back on the most successful event in its 21-year history. H & I MSP David Stewart has now tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament acknowledging the success. The motion, which “acknowledges the massive...

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Oban student recognised for Arctic research

Oban student recognised for Arctic research

A PhD student from the Oban-based Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) UHI has been named as the University of the Highlands and Islands Postgraduate Student of the Year 2016. Laura Hobbs (pictured) from Hampshire was selected for the award in recognition of...

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Stornoway date for new Scottish Opera production

Scottish Opera’s new production of Donizetti’s comedy The Elixir of Love will tour to 17 venues around the country from September, including a visit to Stornoway on October 1 (see below) The Company’s Music Director, Stuart Stratford – who attracted rave reviews...

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Highland students selected to help at Belladrum

Students from North Highland College UHI will be showcasing and developing their skills at this year’s Belladrum festival. Music and hospitality students have been selected for opportunities offered through the University of the Highlands and Islands’ careers centre...

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Gaelic development gathering in Oban next month

Argyll and Bute Council is hosting a gathering for people and groups interested in the development and promotion of Gaelic across Argyll and the Islands. Gaelic has a rich tradition and a strong future in Argyll, with many people involved in a wide range of activities...

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Letters

LETTER: Fifty years on, we need a new Elvis

Following the development of the new Salk Polio vaccine, Elvis Presley, then at the peak of his powers in 1956, was asked to become a figurehead for Polio vaccination. By agreeing to be vaccinated in front of the press, he instantly spread awareness of the disease and...

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LETTER: host a World Tea Party for animal charity

I am writing to invite your readers to join me in hosting a World Tea Party for their friends or colleagues this summer. All funds raised will help SPANA, a charity that provides free veterinary treatment to sick and injured working animals throughout the world....

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