A lifeboat has been launched to help ambulance crews working on Raasay. Crews received a call for assistance just after 8pm, with the vessel launching from Portree. A Coastguard spokesman said: “We may potentially be involved in helping to bring the patient back.” The injured person’s condition is not known at this time.
NHS Highland chief executive visits Skye, Lochalsh and Raasay as progress of Ritchie report monitiored
The newly-appointed chief executive of NHS Highland yesterday visited communities in Skye and Lochalsh to hear first hand their concerns over health provision in the area.
Emergency service personnel yesterday continued with searches for a missing pensioner on the Isle of Raasay – a week on from his last sighting.
Police have been joined by the coastguard and firefighters in the search for a missing pensioner who has dementia.
Multi-agency searches continue in a bid to trace missing pensioner Alistair Lovie on Raasay.
Attempts to trace a missing 72-year-old man on the Isle of Raasay entered their third day yesterday with search efforts focused on the south end of the island.
The emergency services yesterday continued their search for a missing pensioner on the Isle of Raasay after he was reported missing on Sunday afternoon near a disused mine.
Lack of cash and retention of staff will see roads maintenance on Skye an issue for years and years to come, councillors heard yesterday.
The island of Raasay has received a welcome boost to its housing stock after a substantial sum was granted by the Scottish Land Fund to help secure two acres of land to build affordable homes.
A whisky trail incorporating three Hebridean islands and four distilleries is set to launch later this month in a welcome boost to the local economy.
The library at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Skye has received the remarkable book collection of the late poet and Gaelic language champion Sorley MacLean.
The last sea-going paddle steamer in the world is set to visit the Western Isles later this month for four days only.
After 21 years going over the sea to Skye (and then back to Raasay), this island ferry has done its bit.
A full-time post is being created to look after the tourism interests on Skye, the second-most popular visitor destination in Scotland after Edinburgh.
A series of trials is taking place on Raasay to establish whether or not it is possible to grow malt standard barley on the island.
A Highland politician is calling for clarification about the changes to fishing grounds around Skye.
NHS Highland chairman David Alston explains why health services need to change to meet new challenges following concerns about nursing services on Raasay.
Urgent action is needed to improve medical cover for residents and tourists on a Hebridean island, according to a Highland politician.
Raasay is to get its first ever legal distillery after planning permission was granted by Highland Council.
Residents on a small west coast island will hear about proposals for the future of their out-of-hours medical care at a meeting tonight.
Scottish internet entrepreneur Bill Dobbie has emerged as the driving force behind a plan to develop the first legal distillery on the tiny Hebridean Isle of Raasay.
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A huge boost to the west coast ports is on the horizon from a new summer long series of yacht races.
A disused hotel on a tiny Hebridean island with no pub could be turned into a distillery and visitor centre.
Fresh calls have been made to remove wind turbines from Highland school playgrounds after a wind turbine similar to ones installed at schools crashed to the ground for a second time.
The tiny primary school on Raasay is appealing for scenic images of the Hebridean island for a commemorative calendar to mark its 150th anniversary.
Fire and lifeboat crews rescued dummy casualties from a north hostel on Raasay during a major training exercise.