Contact us on 01851 705743 or
email info@welovestornoway.com

FAQ

 

General 

I am not sure what kind of advertising I need; who should I contact?

You should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call  01851 705743 during normal office hours.

What are your normal opening hours?

Our normal opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. 

When is the copy deadline for EVENTS newspaper?

Call 01851 705743 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We can also provide our deadlines for the entire year. An online version can be found here.

 

Placing a Family Notice 

Placing a Family Notice on welovestornoway.com is very straightforward

The notice can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. just as text in an email - or as a Word or Pages attachment. You can use as many (or as few) words as you wish.

The cost for a family notice is £55+VAT for the decorated displays which you can see in use on https://www.welovestornoway.com/index.php/family-notices
So that’s £66 in total. 
You will be invoiced by email.  You can pay via Internet banking, over the phone by card, by cheque in the post, etc.

To complete the invoicing and ensure that we can contact you with any queries, could you please supply a postal address and a contact telephone number along with the text of the notice.

We will send you a proof first by email to make sure you are happy with the display before it goes on the website.  

Family notices stay online for a month.

 

Placing Funeral Notices on welovestornoway.com

The Funeral Notices service on welovestornoway.com is provided free-of-charge – but we welcome donations from anyone to support this provision

Staff at welovestornoway.com are often contacted by families seeking information on their notices…but these are nearly always provided by undertakers.  Please contact the undertakers first to discover why an expected notice has not appeared.  Our staff can’t do anything until we are sent the notice.  Then we always try to get them on-line immediately.

Occasionally, Funeral Notices come to us direct from families and these are designed and provided free-of-charge – but, of course, we’d welcome donations if people wish to make them. 

  

How to get a job vacancy advertisement on to welovestornoway.com 

Booking a job advertisement on welovestornoway.com is quick and inexpensive.

The details of the costs are here - https://www.welovestornoway.com/index.php/about-us/about-us#C8

However, the basic cost is £65+VAT for up to 2 weeks for a job advert for a single vacancy. 

All we need is the text you want to use with contact details etc – sent either as an email or a Word or Pages attachment - and whatever logo or image that you wish to have included. 

To create an account and invoice you, we need a contact address and telephone number.

You will be invoiced by email.

 

Posting a Public Notice, AGM Notice, or similar advert on welovestornoway.com

We often get emails asking about sharing meeting information and the like on our Facebook Page.  However, we don’t use our Facebook Page to promote others…Facebook is a giant US corporation that simply wants to swallow up all other media and doesn’t need our help!

But what we can do is advertise your meeting directly to our own readers throughout the Islands – we do attract over 50,000 users each month…far more than Facebook in the local area.

Paid-for advertising is our way of keeping the rest of the welovestornoway.com set-up on the road – serving not only our advertising customers but also attracting people to read our news service and far more.  

So this Notice would be a paid-for advert - £55+VAT…a good rate, we are sure you will agree.

The advert would appear in Community Info, first when booked, and then returning to the top of the list on the eve of the meeting itself.

So please email your contact details and the content for the advert to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Supporters’ Network

What is the Supporters’ Network?

The Supporters’ Network is a collection of people from the Outer Hebrides and further afield who wish to see welovestornoway.com maintain their no-charge services like funeral notices.

Why do you offer free funeral notices?

Welovestornoway.com believes funeral notices are a public service. There are compelling community reasons to maintain it as a free local service for the families and friends of the deceased, residents and people with island connections.

Why do you need money?

Like most companies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to revisit our business model. Due to the new financial reality, we have charged for almost every service for the past two years. However, we drew the line at funeral notices and are determined not to impose fees. To help us make the funeral notice service viable, we are kindly asking users to help us out a little with the running costs involved. 

How much do I need to contribute? 

The amount is up to you and how important you think the service is to people.

Even as little as £5 will make a big difference in helping us meet the expenditure on staff time and resources to keep this vital community service going.

Thank you for considering a donation. Go here to the payment page.

How can I make a contribution?

You can pay using PayPal or with a debit or credit card. The transaction is secure and handled by PayPal as a trusted third-party provider.

What is the difference between a funeral notice and a family notice? 

A funeral notice contains all the basic details regarding the funeral, such as time, date, location, etc. These are normally sent to us by the Funeral Director, but occasionally the information is supplied by the family of the deceased.

A family notice, meanwhile, takes the form of a thank you from the family, acknowledging all the help and support they received following the death and funeral of their loved one. These are individual and bespoke notices and are a paid-for service.

 

Social media

Are you on social media?

Yes, we are. You can check out our feeds below and follow them to keep up to date with our latest news.

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