Western Isles

Orkney

VIDEO: Ship’s rescue sparks new appeal for tugs

December 16, 2017

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.

Western Isles

Bid to save RBS Barra branch

December 6, 2017

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.

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