The chief inspector of Western Isles police has ended the year with a message of thanks for support offered to officers in the course of their work. And Chief Inspector Jane Mackenzie also gave an...

Internationally-renowned fashion designer Vivienne Westwood died yesterday (Thursday December 29) peacefully and surrounded by her family, in Clapham, South London. “The world needs people like...

If you are tired of board games this festive season, why not ditch Monopoly and volunteer to become a CalMac community board member instead? The state-owned ferry operators are looking for people...

The preferred bidder has been named for a contract to build two new ferries on routes from the ports at Uig, Lochmaddy and Tarbert. Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) announced today (Friday...

An Ulster-born Minister, who now serves in North Carolina, has been announced as the new Moderator-Designate of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing). The church...

Current levels of ferry service provision fall well below what members of the public and ferry stakeholders consider reasonable. This is the overarching sentiment expressed by 394 respondents to a...

The Western Isles NHS has today (Wednesday December 21) publicly named the Western Isles-based newspaper which it attacked earlier in the week for negative reporting. NHSWI claims there has...

After a long stretch of chaos on mainland roads and rail links, island families aiming to be reunited for Christmas now have sea and air services to the islands to worry about. Cancellations and...