Eilean Siar County, Scotland Newswire

Eilean Siar County, Scotland Newswire

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  1. Maurice Smith: Brexit threatens Gaelic as a living languageRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    THERE is a hoary myth going round about a wilful Scottish Government wasting taxpayers' money on the flagrant imposition of bilingual signs at every Scottish road and railway station, presumably as part of a dark conspiracy to make us all speak Gaelic and unwittingly vote en masse for independence. It is one of many misunderstandings, and occasional slurs, perpetuated by some who resent any money being spent on Gaelic.

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  2. MP presses case for island fishing boatsRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Stornoway Today

    Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil says the UK Immigration Minister must 'Take Control' on a commitment he made to look at re-introducing a scheme to address the crew shortage crisis facing the West Coast fishing industry. With several fishing boats tied up across Na h-Eileanan an Iar due to a lack of crew, Mr MacNeil has been pressing the UK Government and the Minister Robert Goodwill MP to consider re-introducing a scheme to allow non-European Economic Area workers into the country to assist skippers to keep vessels at sea.

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  3. Untapped Hebridean gas reserves in Rockall BasinRead the original story

    Friday | Stornoway Today

    The waters off the Western Isles could be housing significant untapped reserves of oil and gas after research completed by Aberdeen University claimed previous explorations took place in the wrong location. A geological analysis of the Rockall area, some 240 miles west of North Uist, gas revealed previously unknown insights that could lead to new oil and gas discoveries in the UK Continental Shelf .

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  4. Handsome Family bring gothic-style roots music to Sage GatesheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Chronicle Live

    It is spooky story-time tomorrow night in Sage Gateshead's Hall 2 when the guests are the Albuquerque husband and wife pairing, Brett and Rennie Sparks, better known as the Handsome Family. The enduring duo - they have been together for more than 25 years and have toured for almost all of it - have a new album, Unseen, to showcase.

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  5. BBC bosses announce two new radio stations for ScotlandRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | Scotsman.com

    BBC chiefs have confirmed they are looking to push ahead with the creation of two national radio stations in Scotland split between music and speech. Plans for the change will be stepped up as part of a new investment package in the corporation north of the border announced this week.

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  6. Trump has his mum's hairstyleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | NEWS.com.au

    As this 1997 video of Donald Trump's mother Mary shows he inherited her bouffant hair style, plus much more. SHE died in 2000 aged 88, but Donald Trump's mother Mary lives on in video interviews, which show she had much more in common with her son than their bouffant hair.

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  7. New move for Bishop precedes Highland Priest's summer retiralRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | Stornoway Today

    One of the most popular priests in the Argyll and Isles Diocese, Monsignor Thomas Wynne, is set for a summer retiral. Now in his mid-80s, he is parish priest at St Margaret's Church in Roy Bridge, a large parish which covers the Catholic Churches in Spean Bridge and Invergarry.

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  8. Plan to take over Harris Tweed mill on LewisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Newsday

    A Harris Tweed mill on the Isle of Lewis that has been on the market for more than a year could be on the verge of being taken over by a new company.

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  9. Troubled Harris Tweed mill saved in buyoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Sunday Herald

    ONE of the three remaining mills that produces Harris Tweed has been saved from closure after a being bought in a deal led by operations manager Annie Macdonald. The sale of The Carloway Mill on the Isle of Lewis brings to an end more than a year of uncertainty since chief executive Derek Reid laid out plans to offload the beleaguered mill.

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  10. Arts News: Margaret Tait Award winner announced, craft makers go to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Sunday Herald

    Forrest will receive a A 10,000 commission to produce a new work to be presented at Glasgow Film Festival in 2018. Supported by Creative Scotland and LUX, the Award was founded in 2010 to support experimental and innovative artists working within film and moving image.

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  11. Denver Art Museum Receives $12 Million GiftRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Artforum Intl.

    The Denver Art Museum has announced that Colorado philanthropists Anna and John J. Sie have pledged $12 million to support the institution's North Building revitalization project, which aims to unify the museum's campus. The donation will be used to build the Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center, an elliptical two-story facility with a transparent exterior that was conceived by Denver-based Fentress Architects and Boston architect Machado Silvetti.

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  12. Seijun SuzukiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Artforum Intl.

    Japanese filmmaker Seijun Suzuki, who blended Pop Art and the Yakuza to create unconventional crime dramas, died in a hospital in Tokyo on February 13. The ninety-three-year-old director's death was announced by Nikkatsu , the studio that famously fired him in 1967 for making Branded to Kill , which is now considered a classic. Born in 1923, Suzuki served in Japan's Imperial Navy during World War II and survived being shipwrecked twice, before joining the Shochiku studio as an assistant director in 1948.

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  13. Sarah Forrest Wins 2017 Margaret Tait AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Artforum Intl.

    Glasgow-based artist Sarah Forrest was selected as the winner of the 2017 Margaret Tait Award. She will receive a $12,000 commission to create a new piece of work, and the opportunity to present this work at Glasgow Film Festival in 2018.

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  14. Scotland's island councils set to win new powersRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Scotsman.com

    Boats moored at Stornoway harbour on the Isle of Lewis. The town s local authority, Comhairle nan Eilean, hopes to win more powers from Holyrood and Westminster. Picture: Jane Barlow/TSPL

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  15. West Dunbartonshire's newest political party reveals candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | The Daily Record

    Dean, 17 - who lives in Bonhill having previously lived in Castlehill - is focused on ensuring the younger members of the community are represented when West Dunbartonshire Council make crucial decisions. He said: "I am very thankful, grateful and excited to get involved with this and I really hope the community can get behind us.

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  16. Island beach one of 'UK's top 10' in travel awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | BBC News

    A beach in the Western Isles has been named one of the UK's best beaches in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. It is the only Scottish site to make the list which has been topped by Weymouth Beach in Weymouth, Dorset.

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  17. Storm Doris to bring snow and high winds to Scotland this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Sunday Herald

    Scots have been told to prepare for snow later this week after the Met Office issued a severe weather warning. A yellow 'be aware' warning has been issued for Strathclyde, Highlands & the Western Isles, Grampian, Central, Tayside & Fife, and Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders.

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  18. Glasgow told to prepare for weather bomb as Met Office issues snow warningRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Evening Times

    THE Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Glasgow and the surrounding areas as a cold weather "bomb" descends. Weather warnings have also been issued for Highlands & the Western Isles, Grampian, Central, Tayside & Fife, and Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders.

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  19. Gene puts thousands at risk of early heart attack deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Sunday Herald

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  20. Scots facing "postcode lottery" for life-saving heart testRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Evening Times

    Embargoed to 2100 Monday June 8Undated handout image released by the British Heart Foundation showing a visualisation of the exact moment that the two major blood vessels form in mammals, as scientists have pinpointed the moment that the two major blood v However, the British Heart Foundation say the majority of people aren't diagnosed and treated for the condition because access to the genetic test across the UK is "patchy." Figures suggest that FH affects more than 21,000 people in Scotland and is more common than type one diabetes in children, which affects around one in 500 children.

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