Subsidised air services from Oban to Coll, Colonsay and Tiree have been secured for the next four years after Argyll and Bute Council awarded a new contract to Hebridean Air.
Officers were taken by Mallaig Lifeboat on Sunday after reports of a fire raising incident at one of its key community buildings.
The founder of a Hebridean island’s first gin company is aiming to establish a distillery there after securing 150 stockists around the UK within six months of launching his product.
Nearly 60 people have applied to teach just seven children on a remote Scottish island.
Holm of Grimbister is a small island lying close to the Orkney mainland and the capital, Kirkwall.