Politicians have renewed calls for an emergency tug to be reinstated off the West Coast after a cargo ship without power and drifting in rough Atlantic seas near rocks off Lewis was dramatically rescued in a 16-hour operation.
A 24-hour confidential support line and counselling service has been set up for those affected by the tragic death of a 15-year-old school pupil on the Western Isles.
Loganair has announced new air services for Inverness, Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles next year – with links to England and Norway.
Islanders are outraged at the decision to close the Castlebay branch.
My mission was simple – to find out the actual cost, in time, money and effort, of depositing £10 into the nearest bank to Castlebay, on Barra.
An island community was in shock last night after a pupil was found dying on school premises.
A pair of boxer shorts cost £34 to deliver to the Outer Hebrides, the islands’ MSP has highlighted to illustrate the rip-off delivery charges faced by remote residents.
A petition to save the only bank on one of Scotland’s remotest islands has attracted nearly 7,000 signatures – more than six times its entire population.
Sir Paul McCartney has come to the aid of the families of two Scottish island teenagers caught up in the Manchester bomb attack.
Scottish Water is being sued for over £300,000 over claims it poisoned a herd of cows in the Western Isles.
A new music studio set up off the coast of Lewis was officially opened yesterday.
The Scottish Conservatives have highlighted “unacceptable delays” for cancer treatment after it emerged that Western Isles patient have to wait nine months.
A Western Isles school was locked down yesterday after a pupil allegedly took in a knife.
A 14-year-old “stateless” girl from the Western Isles has won the right to a British passport after a battle with the Home Office.
A Western Isles crofter was forced to stand watch for most of every day in case a neighbour’s bull broke fences and made a beeline for her herd of pedigree Highland cows, a court heard yesterday.
A former island councillor is facing charges of sexual offences.
Contestants from Lochaber, Barra and the Isle of Lewis celebrated at the Royal National Mod when the winners of the traditional singing competition were announced.
Thousands of fish have died following an outbreak of disease at two fish farms on Lewis.
The voices in an island choir so impressed the judges at the Mod that they were awarded the prestigious Lorn shield and a host of other prizes.
A primary school teacher and a football development officer won the prestigious Silver Pendant competition at the Mod yesterday afternoon.
A young songbird from the Isle of Lewis has won the An Comunn Gaidhealach silver medal.
Two teenagers hit the right note with the judges at the Mod yesterday as they picked up prizes for their solo singing.
Eastern Airways is investigating how one of its planes veered off a taxiway and hit a light at Stornoway airport.
The Home Office is trying to settle a row over a ‘stateless’ teenager from the Western Isles.
Scottish tourism bosses have confirmed nearly two-thirds of their tourist information centres will close as part of a “radical” move, designed to meet the increasingly digital needs of visitors.
The number of secondary pupils studying Gaelic in the Outer Hebrides – regarded as the traditional stronghold of the language – has witnessed a significant decline in the past 10 years.
Work could start in the spring on a £4.2 million project to regenerate the grounds of Lews Castle.
The soaring number of campervans travelling to the Western Isles has prompted a call for a new “motorhome levy”.
New figures have revealed that the number of drivers caught using mobile phones at the wheel in the north has plummeted in the wake of tougher laws which came into force this year.
An outline business case to build a new £18.2 million facility to replace the crumbling hospital and adjacent care home on Barra has been submitted to the Scottish Government.
Where there’s old there’s gold for the Outer Hebrides, councillors heard yesterday.
A Western Isles fire officer has urged residents to book a home fire safety visit to help keep them safe and prevent accidental house fires.