Local News for Tuesday 25th April 2017
Local Election results on social media
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Election Office plans to offer live coverage of the council elections on social media next week. The count of votes cast in May 4th’s local elections will start at 9am on Friday May 5th, and live updates will be provided bilingually through Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's Facebook and Twitter pages. Periscope and Facebook live will also be used to give live video of the announcements. You can find links to both feeds via the Comhairle Facebook page.
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Local News for Mnday 24th April 2017
Funeral of island historian
The funeral is to be held today of island historian Norman ‘Norrie’ Macgregor, who has died aged 83. By profession a BT Telephone Engineer, Norrie was best known as a historian. He was a long-time member and chairman of the Stornoway Historical Society, but it was as the host of the Isles FM favourite ‘History File’ that islanders will remember him. Norrie and colleagues from the society broadcast live each Monday night, in a totally unrehearsed show that became a hit with listeners. In one hour-long programme about Sandwick Cemetery headstone inscriptions, he and co-presenter Sandy Matheson digressed so much that they only managed to cover two headstones in the entire programme. Norrie was married to Zena Mackenzie, a school teacher from Crossbost, and they had two daughters, Barbara and Ruth. A keen golfer, he was captain of Stornoway Golf Club in 1983 and 1984. He also belonged to the Isle of Lewis Probus Club and was a Stornoway Parliamentarian from the days in Smiths' Shoe Shop and in Lodge Fortrose until his final illness. Norrie’s funeral is today, Monday at 2pm, with the service at 1.30pm, at the Free Church Seminary. Interment will be at Sandwick cemetery.
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