Archive for April 2018

  • Isles To Tackle Empty Homes

    Councillors on the Western Isles have backed in principle the introduction of a dedicated officer to help bring long-term, privately-owned empty homes back into use.

    Tags: Empty Homes

  • Comhairle Calls For Direct Action By Minister In Ferries Debacle

    The Comhairle's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman has called for the intervention of the Minister for Transport and the Islands to address significant and growing concerns associated with the performance of Transport Scotland and CalMac Ferries Ltd. following a period of unprecedented disruption to ferry services across the Clyde and Hebrides network.

    Tags: Ferries

  • Scotland’s Early Silver Comes to Museum nan Eilean

    A new exhibition from National Museums Scotland supported by Glenmorangie shows how silver, not gold, became the most important precious metal in Scotland over the course of the first millennium AD.

    Image © National Museums Scotland

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  • Hebrides Take Control Tariff

    Hebrides Energy, a not-for-profit community interest company led by key local agencies including Tighean Innse Gall, Hebridean Housing Partnership, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, The Stornoway Trust and Community Energy Scotland, has teamed up with existing Scottish "fairer energy" supplier Our Power, to promote a range of new Hebridean Tariffs to the local market.

    Image © Energylinx

    Tags: Hebrides Energy

  • Athlete Travel Award Scheme – 2018-19 Awards

    Eight elite athletes from the Outer Hebrides are set to benefit from a scheme designed to support travel costs for island competitors.

    Image © NHS Health Scotland

    Tags: Athlete Travel Award Scheme