One school has been shut down in a north or north-east community every two months on average during the public spending squeeze in the last decade.
An SNP councillor is facing three different criminal charges of ignoring a planning enforcement notice which was served by the local authority on which he is a member.
Stornoway residents and tourists rode back in time as cyclists took to the streets clad in tweed.
Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne has put an £8 million maintenance contract on its ageing fleet out to tender.
A serial offender described as “believing he cannot be touched” and “feared” going to prison, has been jailed for six months.
A full scale emergency response was declared at Stornoway Airport when the pilot of a helicopter reported it was suffering engine problems.
Constructing a 600MW interconnector to the Western Isles would cost consumers just four pence more per household per year than the 450MW option, the island MP has claimed.
A popular Scottish bike ride is gearing up to return to the Western Isles for its fourth consecutive year.
Islanders on Barra have been left furious after the second breakdown in five days of their "lifeline" ferry service to the mainland.
A large moorland fire cut power to more than 13,500 customers in the Outer Hebrides last night.
It might be one of the most expensive and largest vessels in the Scottish fleet, but yesterday islanders were left scratching their heads when a simple fisherman's creel was said to have brought the Barra boat to a standstill.
A community-owned wind farm on the Western Isles is to provide funding for students undertaking Masters studies in the sciences at Lews Castle College, after the two organisations struck up a partnership.
It has many celebrity followers, but now Harris Tweed has proved it really is in a class of its own.
A vital route on Lewis has reopened following an earlier two-vehicle crash around three miles south of Stornoway.
A crewman from a floundering fishing vessel near Barra was rescued by two passing vessels and a lifeboat this morning.
Police in the Western Isles are currently carrying out inquiries into the robbery of a taxi driver in Stornoway and have since launched an appeal for information.
A police car chase of a teenage motorist around Stornoway ended when the youth’s vehicle careered off the road.
A mid-three figure sum of cash was stolen during a robbery in Stornoway.
Lewis man jailed for eight months after vandalising a motorcycle, trying to kick a door down and wrestling with police
A Lewis man who damaged a motorbike by hitting it with a fence post has been sentenced to eight months in jail.
A long-running row over the alleged stench of horses affecting neighbours in a Western Isles village is finally resolved after two years.
More than £1,000 of dangerous goods seized from doorstep sellers visiting the Western Isles over the last year have been destroyed.
Global superstar musicians could soon be winging their way to the Hebrides to record their next hit album.
The first new dental practice in the Western Isles in more than 30 years aims to play a major role in cutting waiting times while also providing new jobs in the area.
A ground-breaking scheme has been launched allowing people across the Highlands, islands and Moray to use each other's leisure facilities.
The official opening ceremony of a £1.9million primary school at Laxdale in the Western Isles took place yesterday.
A tourist swept to her death by a wave at a Hebridean beauty spot was officially named last night as a 50-year-old London-based professional photographer and mum-of-two.
He was an inspirational Gaelic singer and teacher who made it into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
A holidaymaker died after being swept into the sea by a wave while taking photographs from rocks at a Hebridean beauty spot.
A 50-year-old holidaymaker died after being swept into the sea by a wave at a Outer Hebrides beauty spot.
Bethesda Hospice in Stornoway is facing a funding shortfall due to a lack of support from NHS Western Isles, local SNP councillor have claimed.
A cull to eradicate mink from Lewis and Harris is to continue despite the success of a programme running almost two decades.
Loganair has been urged to review how they deal with cancellations following a “fiasco” over Western Isles flights.