The latest round of Croft House Grant Scheme awards announced by the Scottish Government has been welcomed by Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan.

Stornoway police have put out an appeal for information, after an incident of vandalism on Stornoway Golf Course.

Path repair work is under way at the old gun site and a digger was parked near the bunker over the weekend.

Isles MP Angus MacNeil has invited Home Secretary Sajid Javid MP to visit the Islands to see fo the ‘economic emergency’ facing the fishing industry due to crew shortages.

With backing from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and colleagues in the Scottish Government, Mr MacNeil is calling on Mr Javid to urgently intervene and to support skippers by allowing them to source non-EEA labour – as he has done for the UK horticultural industry.