The UK Government’s Seasonal Workers Pilot scheme to be extended to include the fishing industry.

That's the view of Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus B MacNeil who is writing to Home Secretary Sajid Javid calling for this change.

A mid-three figure sum of money was stolen from a taxi driver yesterday (Tuesday 2 April.)

Police area appealing for information following the robbery, which they say took place on Simon Street.

The incident happened shortly after 6:40pm on Tuesday, following a journey in the black Audi taxi from the Newton Street area.

Stornoway harbour is due to see the first cruise passengers of the season on Friday (March 29th), when the Portugese-registered vessel Astoria makes the first of a scheduled five visits to Stornoway.