Western Isles

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Stornoway Port Authority has awarded a major contract to design one of the biggest projects ever undertaken in the Hebrides. Marine consulting civil engineers Wallace Stone has been chosen to take forward plans for Phase 1 of a deep-water port, which is part of the Port Authority’s 20-year mas

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Work is about to start on a milestone development to create a new marina at Stornoway as part of an ambitious long-term vision for the town’s harbour. Minister for public finance and digital economy Kate Forbes joined representatives from Stornoway Port Authority and local organisations at a t

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Energy regulator Ofgem has today approved a subsea electricity cable linking Shetland to the mainland but said it is minded to turn down a similar application for the Western Isles. Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) proposes to build a 600MW subsea electricity transmission link from

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Renovation and reconfiguration works at the Comunn Eachdraidh Nis museum on the Isle of Lewis are due to start in mid-March. Funding has been sourced from a wide range of organisations to enable the £1 million project to proceed. Following a public procurement process towards the end of 2017, the s

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Independent planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has been appointed to support the development of two new harbour facilities in Stornoway. The firm’s Edinburgh team were commissioned by Stornoway Port Authority to support its ambitious plans to regenerate the harbour area as part of its

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A new roads maintenance initiative has been launched between eight councils in Scotland. The Northern Roads Collaboration Forum involves local authorities working together to share staff, equipment and properties to improve the repair and maintenance of roads, as well as reduce costs.

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An opening ceremony has been held for a new £8.8 million school built in North Uist by infrastructure group Robertson. Sgoil Uibhist a’ Tuath is the seventh new school to open in the Western Isles in the last six years.

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Lews Castle A Scottish local authority has fought off a legal challenge over its decision to award a contract as part of a landmark project to transform a redundant castle into a major visitor attraction, The Scotsman has reported.

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Construction work has started on the soon-to-be first commercial distillery on the Isle of Harris after fundraising for a new maturation warehouse was completed. The warehouse is being erected on a plot bought from a local crofter, with completion slated for next month.

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Cllr Uisdean RobertsonJohn Macleod (project manager - Lewis Builders), Iain Macaulay (director of social & community services), Cllr Norman Macdonald, Catherine Macleod (senior operating manager - adult services)Dan Maclennan (director - Lewis Builders), Cllr Angus Campbell, Lewis Horner (Ardsei

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Building work on a new £8.4 million school is to begin in April after Western Isles Council announced that Willmott Dixon in collaboration with Robertson Construction won the contract. The contract was awarded utilising the national Scape major works procurement framework.

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