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...

The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Kenny Macleod, has paid tribute to former Councillor for Northbay in Barra, Captain Roderick Mackinnon, who has passed away at the age of 93. Captain...

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...

The Isle of Barra is to become an international carbon neutral trailblazer, according to a Scottish Government plan announced yesterday (17 May) by rural affairs minister Mairi Gougeon MSP. Barra...

Barra mariner Iain Macneil is back on dry land, after setting a new world first circumnavigation of the world’s southern oceans. Iain and his crew sailed into Lanzarote’s Puerto Calero harbour on...