Coastal communities across the north and north-east will benefit from millions of pounds in funding to enhance their local areas.
Western Isles Council
The "scunner factor" could be leading to a lack of interest in local democracy in the isles, according to a local MP.
Renowned traditional music act Skipinnish have been announced as the headlining act of this year’s Dileab festival, due to take place in Lewis this November.
A well-respected South Uist woman and former councillor has died following an accident in Glasgow.
Fury has erupted at the decision to close three dental practices in Uist.
Delight as schools across the north finally given go ahead following future schools funding announcement
The long-awaited Tain campus, replacing four schools in Ross-shire, has finally been given the go-ahead.
Western Isles Council leaders have called for a rapid roll-out of a pilot project where greylag goose meat is being made available for public sale throughout Scotland.
Western Isles Council has called for ageing ferries on its routes to be urgently replaced and “brought up to standard.”
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.
Work on an ambitious £46 million care and housing development in the Western Isles is underway - providing a substantial economic and jobs boost.
Island crofters have been given funding and permission to continue killing geese and selling the meat until the end of the year.
Two new families from war-torn Syria are expected to be resettled in the Outer Hebrides under a government scheme.
Plastic waste from the Outer Hebrides is being sent more than 600 miles away to Norway, it has emerged.
Islanders have expressed outrage as Lewis and Harris public bus services face severe cuts under council plans.
Small company support organisation Outer Hebrides Business Gateway (OHBG) has hailed a “record year” and said its recent activity in the islands is expected to result in the creation and safeguarding of up to 120 jobs.
The second controversial gay pride event in the Outer Hebrides is to go ahead this weekend - but with the local council again refusing to fly the LGBT rainbow flag from its headquarters in support.
Western Isles Council has splashed out almost £5million on consultants’ fees in the past six years – sparking concern from local politicians.
One school has been shut down in a north or north-east community every two months on average during the public spending squeeze in the last decade.
An SNP councillor is facing three different criminal charges of ignoring a planning enforcement notice which was served by the local authority on which he is a member.
Local authorities in the north and north-east will soon be raising more than £1 billion each year in extra revenue as they hike charges and fees to help plug funding gaps.
In the first part of this week’s P&J series on local government finance, Calum Ross today finds out how council workforces have shrunk in recent years.
More than £1,000 of dangerous goods seized from doorstep sellers visiting the Western Isles over the last year have been destroyed.
The official opening ceremony of a £1.9million primary school at Laxdale in the Western Isles took place yesterday.
Plans to build a spaceport on the Western Isles are still on track and continue to be drawn up behind the scenes, it has been confirmed.
Members of Western Isles Council are urging the government to take action to preserve their lifeline ferries.
A new bid has been made by families to swim on Sundays on the Sabbatarian stronghold of Lewis.
A documentary produced by second-year pupils from the Nicolson Institute has scooped a top prize at the Gaelic film awards in Glasgow last weekend, after portraying the tale of Norman Mackenzie from Ness, who was aboard the Iolaire on the yacht's fateful night.
A yellow 'be aware' weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, with snow and ice forecasted for the north and north-east today.
As part of the P&J’s week-long series on the challenges grieving families face when a loved one dies, Calum Ross today investigates the soaring cost of funerals.
Graveyards are on the brink of running out of space for new burials in dozens of communities across the north and north-east, it can be revealed.
Local authorities have admitted they are under “pressure” to act on cemetery provision but insisted that “plans are in place” for many sites.