An audit has revealed concerns about the financial sustainability of an island college.
Ambitious plans to grow the economy of a group of community-owned islands have been revealed - including a major new house-building project.
An island museum is on the look-out for artefacts to borrow for an important centenary event.
A new report shows that cleanliness remains below standard at a Western Isles hospital despite a poor report four months earlier.
Postal voters in the Western Isles are being urged to return their ballots in good time.
A message in a bottle dropped in the sea in Canada has washed up in the Western Isles.
Heartless thieves raided a collection box in an island church over the Easter weekend.
A crippled fishing vessel with seven people on board was rescued in a lengthy operation yesterday.
The tiny Scottish isle of Eigg - the centre of a famous buyout by islanders 20 years ago - is celebrating cracking a population milestone after passing 100 residents.
Designs have been revealed for a memorial sculpture to mark the upcoming centenary of a major shipping disaster off the Western Isles.
The grieving family of a Western Isles fisherman lost at sea a year ago said they will never have closure until his body is found.
A memorial service is to be held tomorrow for the skipper of the worst fishing disaster off the Outer Hebrides in half a century.
Police are investigating the mysterious theft of thousands of very rare black bees stolen in the Western Isles.
Islanders are being urged to stay safe following a fire tragedy last month when a 51-year-old man died.
Designs for a new memorial to commemorate the deaths of more than 180 islanders who drowned on their way home from the battlefields of WWI will be unveiled in Lewis this month.
Loganair has been awarded a new contract to provide flights between Stornoway and Benbecula.
Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil has backed furious campaigners who are facing a 60-mile round trip to the dentist with the closure of their local surgery.
The restoration of a spectacular Western Isles castle has been shortlisted for a major national award.
Urgent works are being undertaken at the world famous Callanish Stones on Lewis after rain storms washed away soil around the 5,000-year-old megaliths.
Western Isles NHS is under fire for axing a dental surgery ahead of a formal consultation to close it.
No Labour put forward and Tory candidates for the first time… 60 candidates to stand in the Western Isles
The long-serving leader of Western Isles Council has decided not to seek re-election.
By Callum Law
Oban RNLI Lifeboat launched early yesterday morning to assist a diver showing signs of decompression sickness.
The results of the official probe into the worst fishing disaster off the Western Isles in half-a-century are finally being shared with those involved - almost a year after the tragedy.
A Lewis man was injured when he crashed his grandfather's car into an electricity pole.
A Lewis man got involved in a plan to sell drugs as a way to pay off debts, a court was told yesterday.
An island pensioner has been jailed for sexually assaulting a young girl.
Islanders are furious that a vital water scheme they had waited years for has been shelved at the last minute after the company found it would cost "significantly" more than it thought.
Public meetings on the introduction of a new £48.5million ferry for the Western Isles are being held next month.
A drink driver who killed a young island vet in a horror head-on collision is facing a lengthy jail sentence.
An anxious motorist called coastguards after parking his car on a seaweed covered slipway in the Outer Hebrides - only to see it slide towards the sea.
Work is about to start on building the final phase of 50 homes as part of a large housing development in Lewis.