It was a far cry from the House of Commons when MP Brendan O’Hara joined the Big Lismore Dig as a volunteer to uncover a medieval cathedral dating as far back as the 12th century.
Highland Wholefoods has made strides in curbing the number of single use plastics they supply, by halting the distribution of plastic water bottles.
Tiree Music Festival has kicked off in spectacular style with a sunshine-filled day of music by the island’s famous sandy beaches.
The demolition of a shop on the isle of Iona could be supervised by archaeologists so that any human remains uncovered in the historic conservation area can be avoided or excavated.
Extensive police searches continued in Birsay, Orkney yesterday to trace missing pensioner James Mainland.
A review is being carried out of the air services between Oban and the isles of Coll, Colonsay and Tiree, with changes to timetable and frequency to be part of the discussion.
Police across the Highlands and Islands have removed drugs with a combined street value of almost £100,000 from communities during June.
A body has been found in the search for a six-year-old girl on a Scottish island.
A rescue helicopter and three coastguard teams have been sent to St Kilda to help a person in difficulty on cliffs.
‘Owner should have ensured fishing boat was seaworthy’ says Procurator Fiscal during FAI into death of Argyll fisherman
The owner of a small fishing boat, whose sinking led to the death of a father-of-three, should have ensured it was in a seaworthy condition.
An island is on the verge of crisis as it rapidly runs out of plots in which to bury its dead.
Three villages in a corner of North Uist could be connected to the mains water supply for the first time thanks to a new project.
Cash-strapped Orkney Islands Council is holding meetings in local communities to look for ideas to save money or generate income.
Investing in green energy sources and focusing on efficiency measures like insulation helped Shetland Islands Council make a “significant reduction” in its carbon emissions over the past financial year.
They are worlds apart - but a Western Isles festival is giving inspiration to a tiny Hong Kong community,
A new nature reserve is to be created within a crofting estate in South Uist in the biggest land transfer by Scottish Natural Heritage to a community group.
A community-owned forest on Mull has had a double reason to celebrate this week with news that their nesting white-tailed eagles have hatched two chicks.
North and north-east businesses are well-represented in an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.
The Uist Economic Taskforce Working Group was addressed by a senior member of the Faroese Government in the UK.
Shetland Space Centre has been invited to take part in this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
A disabled access improvement group on Skye has expressed disappointment after it had to postpone a Wheelchair Awareness Day organised for local councillors because some could not attend.
The daughter of a prisoner of war who helped make the Italian Chapel in Lamb Holm, Orkney, a place of beauty and international acclaim was guest of honour at a special mass.
A new extreme sports record has been set at a dramatic location on the Isle of Skye.
People in Stornoway are being asked to put their island hospitality into action and make available rooms, beds and even driveways, to cope with an influx of festival-goers.
The family of a fisherman lost at sea launch petition after angrily accused the Scottish Government of double standards
The family of a fisherman lost at sea is launching a petition calling on the Scottish Government to raise his boat.
Leverburgh RNLI’s new Shannon class Lifeboat goes on service on the Isle of Harris.
The father of a fisherman lost when his boat sank off the isle of Easdale has called on the Scottish Government to show his family the same “common decency” afforded to those in the Nancy Glen tragedy.
Calls for the Scottish Government to intervene in the ongoing ferry disruption saga are being made by Western Isles Council.
Calmac’s own advisory board has warned breakdown chaos on west coast services is causing significant economic damage and having a detrimental impact on family lives, as the problems were raised in the Scottish Parliament.
Point and Sandwick Community Trust on the isle of Lewis has given money to two local schools to help buy specialised cycling equipment for children with additional support needs.
A fight with an intruding male may have damaged eggs in the nest of a pair of Mull Eagle Watch sea eagles.
The first mosque in the Outer Hebrides will open by summer after an online funding campaign passed its £50,000 funding target within just a few days of being launched.