Category Archives: Lewis

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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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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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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Gyrocopter latest – 3pm Monday (maybe)

Following delays due to weather, the gyrocopter man hopes to reach Stornoway before 3pm on Monday. Ideally, record-breaking pilot Norman Surplus will have time to fly on to Oban before the final hop to Belfast but that depends on leaving … Continue reading

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So, Vladimir Putin, why did you spoil Norman’s record? – column

UPDATE – Norman now hopes to reach Stornoway on Saturday We knew everything about the late Cilla Black. She was the queen of Saturday evening telly but there were a couple of people around who she mentioned but who we … Continue reading

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