A second round of Uist spaceport public consultations is to take place following the submission of further environmental information. The month-long consultation will run until Sunday, March 5,...

Scottish Labour is promising a new voice for the islands after local members backed Torcuil Crichton as their prospective General Election candidate for Na h-Eileanan an Iar. The well-known...

Work on two new ferries for the routes between Uig, Lochmaddy and Tarbert can finally get off the blocks, as Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) today (Friday 3 February) confirmed the signing of...

A free online talk is being held next week to celebrate the photography of Violet Banks, who documented her travels in Uist and Barra during the 1920s and early 1930s. She was born near Kinghorn in...

Charges for water and waste water services will rise by an average of 37 pence per week in 2023/24, Scottish Water announced today (Thursday 2 February). The increase is 5% against current charges...

A South Uist coastguard volunteer who ‘embodies everything good’ about the service has been named today (Thursday 2 February) as the UK’s volunteer of the year by the chief executive of His...

In the seemingly never-ending crisis besetting ferries to the Western Isles and other islands off the West Coast, Castlebay will soon be the centre of a new roll-off/roll-on routine affecting...

The Salmon Scotland organisation of fish-farm producers and related companies has hit out at environmental protesters as it yesterday (Wednesday February 1) launched a new bid to help save...