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    Stornoway Coastguard saved amid mixed feelings

    by  • 15 July 2011 • Hebridean News • 0 Comments

    Coastguard campaigners in Stornoway have greeted today’s announcement on the MCA consultation with mixed feelings. They welcome the retention of both the Stornoway and Shetland Coastguard stations on a 24 hour basis, something that the campaign has been fighting for since December 2010. They also welcomed that areas of concern such as local knowledge, language, [...]

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    Stornoway Coastguard campaign goes to Westminister

    by  • 18 March 2011 • Hebridean News • 0 Comments

    Three members of the Safety First Campaign to save the Stornoway Coastguard station traveled to Westminster on Wednesday for a meeting at the Scotland Office and to lobby MPs in the Houses of Parliament. In the meeting with David Mundell, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, the campaign representatives, Carol Collins, Dave Macbeth and Martin [...]

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    Scalpay offered to its residents

    by  • 19 February 2011 • Hebridean News • 0 Comments

    From the BBC, 17 February 2011: Residents of a Hebridean island have been offered it for free, it has emerged. Fred Taylor, who owns Scalpay, has written to all of the island’s 300-strong population, saying he is prepared to hand over the island, free of charge. In his letter, Mr Taylor said community land ownership [...]

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    70th anniversary of ‘Whisky Galore’ is marked

    by  • 5 February 2011 • Hebridean News • 0 Comments

    From Hebrides News, 5 Febuary 2011: Today (Saturday) marks the 70th anniversary of the SS Politician grounding on Eriskay. In 1941, the SS Politician set sail for Kingston, Jamaica with a cargo which included pianos, motor parts, bedding and 28,000 cases - 264,000 bottles - of whisky. Read the rest of the article. Share

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    Councils unite to oppose Coastguard cuts

    by  • 5 February 2011 • Hebridean News • 0 Comments

    From the Press & Journal, 5 February 2011: Council leaders will petition the UK Government on Monday in their campaign to save coastguard services in the Highlands. UK Shipping Minister Mike Penning will bear the brunt of anger from councillors from Highland Council and Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland islands councils at the Department for [...]

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    New education dawn for the Islands

    by  • 5 February 2011 • Hebridean News • 0 Comments

    From the Stornoway Gazette, 2 February 2011: A new era has begun for the University of the Highlands and Islands now it has been granted full university status. Thirteen partners, including Lews Castle College in Stornoway (and Benbecula campus) come under the UHI umbrella and a simultaneous celebration of this historic day was marked across [...]

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