Isle Of South Uist News
Island community's decade long ferry service campaign set to be a success - Herald Scotland Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:18:49 GMT
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Island community's decade long ferry service campaign set to be a successHerald ScotlandThe people on South Uist can now look forward to a daily direct return service between Lochboisdale-Mallaig being introduced next summer with a ferry dedicated to the route. Local residents believe it could herald an enormous economic boost to their ...CalMac announces more frequent ferry sailingsScotsmanall 5 news articles »
Dedicated vessels and daily direct returns for Barra and South Uist ferry routes this summer - Island News & Advertiser Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:17:18 GMT
Island News & Advertiser
Dedicated vessels and daily direct returns for Barra and South Uist ferry routes this summerIsland News & AdvertiserAngus MacMillan,chairman of Storas Uibhist and spokesperson for Better Ferries For Lochboisdale said: "This is a major step forward in meeting the aspirations of the Uist community and indeed the outer island chain.I would like to thanks Cal Mac and ...Disruptions continue for island ferry servicePress and Journalall 5 news articles »
Whisky Galore: 75 years since Scottish island struck liquid gold - stv.tv Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:03:21 GMT
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Whisky Galore: 75 years since Scottish island struck liquid goldstv.tvThis year is the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Politician, the wreck that inspired the film Whisky Galore and brought worldwide fame to a tiny Hebridean island. The Politician set sail for Jamaica on February 3, 1941, with a hold full of ...and more »
New fuel management systems should help CalMac meet emissions target - Island News & Advertiser Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:30:57 GMT
Island News & Advertiser
New fuel management systems should help CalMac meet emissions targetIsland News & AdvertiserThe first of CalMac's ships to have a fuel management system fitted was MV Caledonian Isles and she has now been operating with it for some seven months. The company considers that it is still in a bedding-in phase, with on-going learning by the crew ...
Major investigation after the worst local fishing tragedy in 50 years - Press and Journal Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:00:06 GMT
Press and Journal
Major investigation after the worst local fishing tragedy in 50 yearsPress and JournalTwo bodies - understood to include the skipper - were recovered from the sea at about 9am on Saturday by the crew of Barra lifeboat, and taken ashore at Lochboisdale harbour in South Uist. Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil said yesterday the whole ...and more »
Scotland's weather: Temperatures more than double normal May levels - Scotsman Tue, 10 May 2016 10:40:00 GMT
Scotsman
Scotland's weather: Temperatures more than double normal May levelsScotsmanMeteorologist Emma Staples said: "It will be fine, with sunshine, and very much similar as you go through into Tuesday, though there could be some patchy cloud clearing through the morning - particularly in the south, round Edinburgh, Fife and the Borders.
Death crash driver avoids jail term after South Uist crash - BBC News Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:35:13 GMT
BBC News
Death crash driver avoids jail term after South Uist crashBBC NewsThe two young men had been at school together and both played football for Iochdar Saints, based in South Uist. The driver had only passed his test three months before he took a number of his team-mates to the away match on the nearby island of Eriskay.and more »
Wreck of fishing boat to be raised after fatal sinking - STV News Mon, 09 May 2016 12:26:29 GMT
STV News
Wreck of fishing boat to be raised after fatal sinkingSTV News"Additionally, members of Lochboisdale and Stornoway Coastguard teams carried out land searches of South Uist and Eriskay. On Sunday, members of HM Coastguard Benbecula, Griminish and Lochboisdale carried out further land searches of South Uist ...
Royal Artillery to bring ceremonial baton to Uist - Island News & Advertiser Fri, 06 May 2016 07:52:52 GMT
Royal Artillery to bring ceremonial baton to UistIsland News & AdvertiserThe visit will see Captain Matthew Rea and Captain Ben Hellmers of 16 Regt take the Baton to Range Control Building on South Uist where they will meet with QinetiQ staff before visiting the Rapier firing points at Range Head. It will then be taken to ...and more »
Tragedy on South Uist: the storm that swept a family away - The Guardian Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:00:56 GMT
The Guardian
Tragedy on South Uist: the storm that swept a family awayThe GuardianHe had grown up on South Uist but left for Glasgow, where he worked as a joiner and married Murdina Campbell, and where their children, Andrew and Hannah, were born. In 2003, they moved back to the island, buying a croft in the coastal township of ...
Music lovers are spoiled for choice as festival season gets under way - The National Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:34:30 GMT
The National
Music lovers are spoiled for choice as festival season gets under wayThe NationalThe Isle of Eigg is the stunning destination for the new festival Howlin' Fling on July 1 to 2, the sell-out Iona Village Hall festival will also take place on the same weekend, and South Uist celebrates Gaelic life, tradition and history with the ...
Walk on the wild side - Yorkshire Post Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:02:00 GMT
Yorkshire Post
Walk on the wild sideYorkshire PostBird, 57, divides her time between Angus in Scotland and the Outer Hebridean Isle of South Uist, where her husband is the local doctor. "I wrote the book because I felt a lot of the things I'd done as a child were in danger of being forgotten, so I ...
Why parents should join the kids and go wild outside - Belfast Telegraph Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:12:07 GMT
Belfast Telegraph
Why parents should join the kids and go wild outsideBelfast TelegraphBird (57) divides her time between Angus in Scotland and the Outer Hebridean Isle of South Uist, where her husband is the local doctor. She's a bit of a whizz in the kitchen after she's been foraging for ingredients, and was once a MasterChef finalist ...and more »
Get your kids off the iPad and into the great outdoors, says author Fiona Bird - Gloucester Citizen Sun, 17 Apr 2016 18:38:31 GMT
Gloucester Citizen
Get your kids off the iPad and into the great outdoors, says author Fiona BirdGloucester CitizenBird, 57, divides her time between Angus in Scotland and the Outer Hebridean Isle of South Uist, where her husband is the local doctor. She's a bit of a whizz in the kitchen after she's been foraging for ingredients, and was once a MasterChef finalist ...and more »
Get your kids off the iPad and into the great outdoors, says Fiona Bird - Gloucestershire Echo Sun, 17 Apr 2016 16:24:23 GMT
Gloucestershire Echo
Get your kids off the iPad and into the great outdoors, says Fiona BirdGloucestershire EchoBird, 57, divides her time between Angus in Scotland and the Outer Hebridean Isle of South Uist, where her husband is the local doctor. She's a bit of a whizz in the kitchen after she's been foraging for ingredients, and was once a MasterChef finalist ...
Heritage Lottery award for South Uist museum - Island News & Advertiser Mon, 15 Feb 2016 16:30:54 GMT
Island News & Advertiser
Heritage Lottery award for South Uist museumIsland News & AdvertiserKildonan Museum in South Uist has been awarded almost ?92,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the development and extension of its facilities. The project, known as Eachdraidh Easgaidh - Building on our active Heritage, at Kildonan Museum, Isle ...
MailOnline Travel reveals the top 10 island beaches in SCOTLAND - Daily Mail Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:25:29 GMT
Daily Mail
MailOnline Travel reveals the top 10 island beaches in SCOTLANDDaily MailEvery year, Brits travel thousands of miles to sink their toes into the white sands of the Caribbean and south-east Asia, ignoring some of the finest beaches in the world on their own doorstep. The islands off the coast of Scotland offer miles and ...
Pure white sand, coral and crystal clear waters... but it's not the Caribbean! Here are the top 10 island beaches in ... - Daily Mail Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:24:00 GMT
Daily Mail
Pure white sand, coral and crystal clear waters... but it's not the Caribbean! Here are the top 10 island beaches in ...Daily MailEvery year, Brits travel thousands of miles to sink their toes into the white sands of the Caribbean and south-east Asia, ignoring some of the finest beaches in the world on their own doorstep. The islands off the coast of Scotland offer miles and ...
Nine abandoned islands of Scotland - Scotsman Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:16:27 GMT
Scotsman
Nine abandoned islands of ScotlandScotsmanLess than a mile south of Gigha, Cara was last farmed by Angus McGuigan in 1932 and the island has been uninhabited since the 1940s. The last person to be born there was Charlotte McAllister, who was eventually moved with the remaining islanders to ...and more »
Visit Scotland's island retreats for the perfect place to relax - Scottish Daily Record Sat, 09 Apr 2016 23:01:00 GMT
Scottish Daily Record
Visit Scotland's island retreats for the perfect place to relaxScottish Daily RecordAnd an Island Hopscotch ticket will make the most of a Literary Trail to locations of Peter May's best-selling Lewis Trilogy which leads from Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist to Eriskay. After exploring, unwind at the Isle of Harris Distillery where ...
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