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An application has been submitted for a new whisky distillery on Barra. Isle of Barra Distillers Ltd plans the £6 million distillery and visitor centre at Eoligarry in north Barra.

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Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has successfully completed the second phase of development at Sinclair Avenue on the Isle of Lewis.

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The Affordable Housing Programme at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has made further progress throughout the islands over the spring and summer, completing well over 500 homes, the local authority has revealed. This financial year, 170 are currently on the ground and at various stages of completion.

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A £100 million investment in the future economic prosperity of Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides was agreed today, as representatives of the UK and Scottish governments joined the leaders of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council, and Shetland Island Council to sign the H

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The new pier is beginning to take shape at Tarbert Ferry Terminal as part of the £14.3 million upgrade project at the harbour. East view of pier demolition: concrete deck removal, temporary walkway to shore bollard and platform for crew access gangway are both operational

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More than 200 jobs will be created through the development of a new deep water terminal in the Outer Hebrides. Initial work will begin on the Stornoway Deep Water Terminal with rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing confirming £49 million investment from a number of partners to strengthen transp

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has now terminated a £10 million contract for upgrade works at Lochmaddy Pier in North Uist due to the main contractor’s failure to return from lockdown. The local authority had previously warned of a delay to the delivery of works for the Lochmaddy Pi

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A new state of the art Water Treatment Works (WTW) that was delivered by sea to a Harris beach has entered service. The news marks the completion of a £4.5 million investment by Scottish Water to provide a single, improved water supply for the island’s westernmost communities of Gobhaig,

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The £14.3 million redevelopment of Tarbert Ferry Terminal on the Isle of Harris is making good progress following the 12-week construction shut down caused by the COVID-19 lockdown implemented in March. Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) owns the ferry terminal and is managing the overa

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Four crofting townships near Stornoway have had their appeal against decisions by the Crofting Commission to refuse to approve their proposals for of the installation of community-owned wind farms on their grazing refused.

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