NHS Western Isles is introducing new visiting arrangements in hospitals across the Western Isles, from today (May 23).   The new arrangements mean that inpatients will be permitted one daily visit...

With an incredibly busy time of year in the agricultural calendar, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution is giving farmers and crofters the heads-up to always check for...

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products)(Scotland) Regulations are coming into force on 01 June 2022, says Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.  After this date, the single-use plastic...

With a massive outbreak of déja vu, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has today (Thursday May 19) called for the chartering of MV Pentalina  to cope with the crisis facing Uist with both its mainland ferry...

Four women active in island tourism feature in the 2022 roll of honour for Scottish women in tourism, it’s been announced this week. The list, published on Monday (16 May) features 100 women – of...

Western Isles MP Angus Brendan Macneil will not be able to drive through his own constituency this summer, after a court judgement found him guilty of careless driving. The MP for Na h-Eileanan an...

Two council wards on the Western Isles face a second attempt to find some councillors to represent them. That's after too few candidates cam forward for the recent elections.  Councillors are to...

This morning there are no mainland ferry services from Uist to the mainland at all.  And Harris only has a tidally affected service from Leverburgh.  The ferry service from Lochboisdale was...