A North Uist crofter died after being crushed by a bull whilst attempting to return the escaped animal, a fatal accident inquiry has heard.
A surfer has died after being pulled unconscious from the sea off the west coast of Lewis.
Plans for a memorial garden and bronze sculpture on the island of Barra in memory of local teenager Eilidh MacLeod have been approved by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
Drugs in the Outer Hebrides have been sniffed out by a 'Bear'.
Caledonian MacBrayne was four ships short today - including its newest vessel that was just back from a refit - causing cancellations and disruption in parts of the Western Isles.
Police are probing the unauthorised excavation of a Iron Age broch in the Western Isles – considered one of the best preserved examples of its type.
Western Isles Council has backed ambitious proposals for a £44 million health and education campus on Barra.
I had never climbed the complete Clisham horseshoe before – the whole Clisham ridge – and had been harbouring ambitions to do so for a while.
Major concerns have been raised about plans to revamp the "dated" Western Isles Council chamber at a time when budgets are under pressure.
North homes in the running for prestigious awards for renovating and bringing empty homes back into use
Two projects across the north have been included in the running for prestigious national awards for their efforts to bring homes – last occupied before the turn of the millennium – back into use.
We really do have an amazing backyard, here in the Outer Hebrides.
A public meeting will be held on Harris next week to provide an update on the upgrade to Tarbert ferry terminal.
Ferry operator CalMac has started its winter maintenance programme.
An 11-year-old singer from Harris sang his way to victory yesterday to become the recipient of a special memorial award.
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 representative from the Ministry of Energy in Chile has been seeking advice on windfarms from a group on the isle of Lewis.
Employees of Western Isles Council can all now expect to earn at least the living wage.
Children from the Western Isles have lent their voices to an album of songs all about life in their community.
Famine, starvation, civil insurrection: New book highlights impact of potato famine on north and north east
Amidst the worst hunger many would ever know, children and old people died in their hundreds.
A group of walkers who hiked for four hours to a remote beauty spot were shocked to find it strewn with plastic rubbish.
The "scunner factor" could be leading to a lack of interest in local democracy in the isles, according to a local MP.
Nine people have been reported for alleged drink-driving and three for driving without a licence after a crackdown in the Western Isles.
More than 100 jobs could be created under plans to breath fresh life into a run-down area of Stornoway.
Crofters in the north of Lewis have expressed concern over a recent spike in dog-worrying incidents.
Fury has erupted at the decision to close three dental practices in Uist.
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.
West is best when it comes to populations of harbour seals, surveys have revealed.
Western Isles community to sell former meeting house in bid to raise valuable funds for local benefit
A Western Isles community is to sell its former meeting place for worship in a bid to raise valuable funds to aid projects in the village.
Cannes Short Film Festival has screened a poignant new work about one of Scotland's worst maritime tragedies.
An injured walker, who was lost on sand dunes, in the dark in the Western Isles, has been rescued by a unique smartphone app.
Hebridean premieres of new work by Karine Polwart, Alan Bissett and Julia Taudevin will be part of an off-season tourism campaign led by An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway.