It was one of the biggest maritime disasters ever to happen in Scotland.
Litter bins are to be removed from the hugely popular Lews Castle Grounds in Stornoway - in a bid to encourage people to take their rubbish home with them.
Several north and north-east colleges are forecasting deficits over the next five years, according to a report warning further education faces a widening funding gap.
The devastated mother of a Western Isles teenager who was found dead after a massive search has paid tribute to her “beautiful angel” - and thanked the people who helped look for her.
It is famed the world over, even featuring on a famous pair of Nike trainers, but now a comprehensive and detailed history of Harris Tweed has been compiled by the local authority, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
The restoration of a spectacular Western Isles castle has been shortlisted for a major national award.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday hailed the £19.5m "beautiful restoration" of an iconic Outer Hebridean castle - built by an opium baron - which houses the world's most famous chess pieces.
Nicola Sturgeon will officially reopen one of the north's most distinctive castles today.
Western Isles Council is being sued for £23million in a row over claims it "unlawfully" awarded the lease of the historic Lews Castle in Stornoway to outside hospitality operator, Natural Retreats.
An angry row has erupted after council bosses allowed a cafe to open for seven days a week in one of their own venues.
The company hired to operate the newly refurbished Lews Castle on Lewis said it plans to create 25 jobs as it prepares to welcome 50,000 visitors a year.
The award-winning Hebridean Celtic Festival will celebrate its “coming of age” next week with a special birthday present, gift wrapped in Nashville – an updated version of its theme song produced with the help of musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.
Scottish rock legends Runrig will make the Gaelic heartland part of their 2016 UK tour by headlining next year's Hebridean Celtic Festival.
Making your way to Stornoway? Then be prepared to spend four days partying at the fantastic HebCelt Festival, writes Susan Welsh
A multimillion-pound project to regenerate an historic Western Isles castle has been boosted by a £3.9million lottery grant.
A MULTIMILLION-pound project to turn a historic castle into a luxury hotel could be in jeopardy after a local hotelier threatened legal action over the deal.
Plans to restore a historic castle and lure tens of thousands of new visitors to the Hebrides every year have been thrown a multimillion-pound lifeline.
First images of the work being carried out to create Lews Castle Museum and Archive were released yesterday, highlighting the quality of the project.
Fire crews are battling a wildfire in the grounds of Lews Castle in Stornoway.
Western Isles Council will take over the direct management and daily running of the partially redeveloped Lews Castle if it fails to get a hotel operator in place.
The rescue of the crumbling Lews Castle in Stornoway is facing a £3.2million shortfall.