The local authority for the Western Isles has issued a warning to residents after recent samples gathered at a Loch near Bragar on Lewis were found to contain blue-green algae.
The 10th anniversary of the first Sunday ferries to the Sabbatarian bastion of the Isle of Lewis was both celebrated and lamented yesterday.
Lifeboat crew are currently attending an incident off the coast of Stornoway. The RNLI team launched from the Lewis capital around 1.25pm today. A spokesman said: “Lifeboat crew are currently working at an incident.” More to follow.
The parents of tragic aid worker Linda Norgrove have transformed a derelict byre into a holiday home to raise funds for the charity they established in their daughter’s memory.
Thousands of fans are due to descend on the Outer Hebrides today for the islands’ main music festival.
Charity cyclists from Stornoway Airport are to don their finest lycra again this year as they navigate from one island terminal to another, a distance spanning approximately 100 miles, in memory of one of their colleagues.
One of the Outer Hebrides best known tourist attractions has closed for safety reasons.
Members of the bomb squad were last night called to a house in the Western Isles after a suspect device was found within a property.
One of the Highland and Island’s premier music festivals is stepping up its pioneering environmental "drive" this year.
Islanders have expressed outrage as Lewis and Harris public bus services face severe cuts under council plans.
Business minister Jamie Hepburn has pledged to consider a staff buy-out of Stornoway’s Talk Talk call centre in a bid to save 59 jobs.
People taking their holidays in north-west and islands this summer are being asked to help identify some of the last locations of one of the UK’s rarest bumblebees.
Capacity on ferry crossings from Ullapool to Stornoway has come under scrutiny after it was announced vehicle travel is already fully booked for the rest of the week – with the main tourism boom still to come.
Two new Loganair routes between London Southend Airport and Scotland have launched including the first service to Stornoway.
Stornoway Port Authority is re-thinking its future plans to help preserve the town’s ancient past.
Two lively adult otters have been released into the wild following their stay at an otter sanctuary on Skye.
A cull to eradicate mink from Lewis and Harris is to continue despite the success of a programme running almost two decades.
A new report has called for greater protection for a population of Risso’s dolphins who are living in a ‘hotspot’ around Lewis.
Fire crews battled tirelessly throughout the early hours of yesterday morning after a fire broke out on the west side of Lewis at the premises of a community landowner.
Fire crews battled tirelessly throughout the early hours of this morning after reports were received of a blaze at the Galston Trust Estate's offices on Lewis.
Britain’s largest seaweed processor - which even supplies algae for the sets of blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars - has been awarded more than £650,000 to grow more.
A community-owned wind turbine in Lewis has generated over half a million pounds for local causes as well supplying local homes with green electricity.
Young Western Isles footballer selected to represent Scotland youth side in next month’s triple bill
A budding young football star from the Western Isles has reason to celebrate after being called up to represent her country.
A community wind farm charity on Lewis is celebrating the outreach work of its two community consultants after it was revealed nearly 30 groups have now benefited from their work.
Tributes have been paid to a Lewis woman who died following a road traffic collision on Hogmanay.
NHS Western Isles nurse director Chris Anne Campbell has retired after almost 40 years of service.
A community is in mourning on the Isle of Lewis after a fatal collision on the island on Hogmanay.
Sabbath supporters have “deplored” the “sad” decision by the Isle of Lewis’s only public cinema to open again on Sundays.
There was a successful outcome in the search for a missing person in Stornoway yesterday.
MSPs have marked the upcoming centenary of the Iolaire disaster with a poignant debate remembering the suffering endured by the people of the Western Isles.
Western Isles Council has ditched a move to base rural libraries in community hubs.
A Lewis man whose laptop contained over 670 indecent photos of young children has been put on the sex offenders’ register.