Emergency services are battling rough conditions to aid a fishing vessel taking on water.
Fragile island communities could face lasting harm as a result of Highlands and Islands Airport Limited (Hial) decision to centralise air traffic control services at Inverness Airport.
Britain's biggest ferry and harbour operator is adding to its support for Gaelic speakers by offering a bi-lingual English and Gaelic customer care service.
Western Isles music sensation Peat and Diesel are making a bid for Christmas number one with their take on Fairytale of New York.
A children's charity is asking people, businesses and groups to grow a beard this winter as an effort to raise money for sick children.
Police have traced a 44-year-old man who was reported missing from Stornoway.
There has definitely been a growth in the number of people experiencing the Outer Hebrides by bike since the Hebridean Way cycling route was launched, but the islands have a lot to offer in the way of shorter cycling adventures too – and the Callanish circular from Stornoway is a great one.
Stornoway photographer Scott Davidson’s entry - Callanish and the Cosmos - has been unveiled as the winner of the second Dark Skies contest, organised for the astronomy festival, which takes place in February in the islands.
It was one of the biggest maritime disasters ever to happen in Scotland.
A call is being made for a public inquiry into the condition of CalMac's vessels after another ferry experienced problems straight after coming out of dry dock.
Calmac are warning of potential delays and disruption on some island sailings because of strong winds today and tomorrow.
Portree lifeboat has this afternoon been launched to assist with a medical transfer from Raasay.
Peat & Diesel trio Innes Scott, Callum ‘Boydie’ MacLeod and Uilleam ‘Uilly’ MacLeod, started playing music together in their houses as something to do on a Saturday night when the weather was bad.
West coast ferry services are due to return to normal for most islands after a week of chaos and disruption.
A man has died after falling from the roof of a community building on Lewis.
Drugs in the Outer Hebrides have been sniffed out by a 'Bear'.
Western Isles Council is in the dog house after an apparent blunder meant it lost a court case against the same animals for the second time within a year.
Preparation is underway for National Gaelic Schools debate, now in its twentieth year.
Just one year on from their first ever gig in a Lewis pub, Stornoway’s inimitable trio Peat and Diesel will launch their second album Light my Byre at Glasgow’s iconic Barrowland Ballroom in January.
Ferry operator CalMac has started its winter maintenance programme.
The largest ferry in the west coast fleet, which plies the route between Ullapool and Stornoway, has been bought on behalf of the Scottish Government.
A dedicated student has been named as the University of the Highlands and Islands further education student of the year.
Children from the Western Isles have lent their voices to an album of songs all about life in their community.
Call for action as people arrested on Western Isle have human rights ‘diminished’ by being locked up miles away
A councillor has claimed that people arrested on the west coast are having their human rights violated by being taken to cells miles away from their homes.
Ambulance technician encourages use of mobile app after it proved invaluable in Western Isles rescue
An ambulance technician has revealed how a new mapping app played a vital role in rescuing an injured walker quickly.
More than 100 jobs could be created under plans to breath fresh life into a run-down area of Stornoway.
A fire engine serviced by volunteers in Stornoway is joining three other emergency vehicles being sent by Highland-based charity Blythswood Care to Moldova in Eastern Europe.
Families have been left with dream holidays in tatters and children in tears at the collapse of Thomas Cook.
The Co-op has confirmed plans to take over the Iceland supermarket premises in Stornoway.
A Loganair flight departing from Stornoway delayed its take-off to let a baby hedgehog walk safely across the airport’s tarmac.
A rowing boat abandoned 700 miles off the coast of America by a Scottish adventurer has washed up, more than a year later, less than 400 yards from his late grandmother's home.
A Western Isles filmmaker is celebrating international success after creating an emotive documentary about Donald Trump’s mother.