Category Archives: Stornoway

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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Engineers to fly in from Spain to fix ferry walkway

A new high-tech passenger walkway which cost £1.75 million has been broken for the past week at Stornoway ferry terminal. Because of the breakdown, all foot passengers currently must walk along the vehicle linkspan to get on and off the … Continue reading

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Loganair apologises and will review operations

Poor punctuality and reliability forces Loganair to apologise Loganair has apologised and admitted its services have fallen short over recent months. The company has also announced that it is to undergo a ‘top-to-bottom’ review of its entire operation to achieve … Continue reading

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Port authority calls stakeholder meeting

After years of failing to consult the public on anything very much at all, Stornoway Port Authority may finally be moving towards openness and transparency by holding a Stakeholder Public Meeting. It will be on Thursday 10th September in An … Continue reading

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First gyrocopter across the Atlantic reaches Stornoway

Cancer survivor is first to cross Atlantic in gyrocopter When cancer survivor Norman Surplus touched down at Stornoway Airport today (TUE), he went straight into the history books for piloting the first gyrocopter to ever cross the Atlantic. Norman, 52, … Continue reading

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Gyrocopter is on the way to Stornoway

Gyrocopter due in Stornoway after midday The round-the-world gyrocopter man Norman Surplus is on the way and took off from the Faroes after 8am today. He should be in Stornoway before lunch, depending on weather conditions. The live Satellite Tracker will … 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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Gyrocopter unlikely to come today

Winds may delay arrival of the gyrocopter This is an update on the progress of the gyrocopter flight around the world piloted by Norman Surplus. The wind forecast for today and tomorrow (Sat. / Sun.) are giving a very strong southerly headwind … Continue reading

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