Author Archives: Iain

British Ports to meet in Stornoway

The annual conference of the British Ports Association will be held in Stornoway next week. More than 200 UK maritime industry leaders and decision-makers will attend together with delegates and exhibitors from port authorities, government departments, maritime consultants and other … Continue reading

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Did inside job lead to Point widow, 75, losing thousands in bank scam?

A widow aged 75 who lives in Point has lost nearly £7,000 to fraudsters pretending to be from her bank. Mrs Mary Golish claims that personal information only given to the Bank of Scotland was used by the fraudster pointing … Continue reading

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How I killed that extended family from Marvig in Lochs – column

Scotland is in the grip of an epidemic. Parasites have appeared everywhere and are sucking the very lifeblood out of us. Despite all the scientific advances of the Western world, there is still very little we can do to halt … Continue reading

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Don’t let anyone pull your leg over how to serve pork – column

Pulled pork. What’s all that about? It’s everywhere. Why you would want to haul a pig round a field before you had it slaughtered and served up for dinner is a complete mystery to me. I have not been cooking … Continue reading

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Ryno’s secret bird slips under the airport radar

It was the day Mrs X took me shopping. She had only a few things for lunch to get in the Co-op so in she ran and I stayed in the car. She yabs to people for ages so I … Continue reading

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West side water is now OK to drink

The boil water notice in force in the Linshader, Callanish, Garynahine and Breasclete areas has been lifted. People over there can now drink as much as they want.

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Town pumps cut prices as Gordon Diesel keeps up pressure

It must be a coincidence but since Gordon Diesel announced that he had slashed Unleaded and Diesel prices to 109.9p a litre, there have been price cuts happening elsewhere. All the town pumps have since slashed their fuel prices by … Continue reading

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Beware the dirty mattress from a van

Trading Standards in the Western Isles are warning residents may be targeted by rogue traders selling dodgy mattresses from the backs of vans. They say “cheap” mattresses sold by doorstep sellers might not comply with safety regulations and may be … Continue reading

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Shawbost Shop crowdfunding bid for a delivery van

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Islanders told to boil water in 230 Lewis homes

People living in 230 homes on Lewis have been told to boil their tap water. A boil water notice was issued this afternoon (Sat) after Scottish Water consulted NHS Western Isles and said it was issuing advice as a precaution. … Continue reading

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