Local News for Tuesday 26th September 2017
A lifeboat for Carloway?
The people of Carloway are to be asked this evening whether the west side of Lewis needs its own lifeboat, with a public meeting organised by Carloway Community Association. The meeting, at 7pm tonight at Carloway Community Centre, will hear from both the RNLI and the Coastguard service, and invites views on the feasibility of setting up an RNLI station in the area. A spokesman for Carloway Community Association said: “Swimmers, surfers, fishermen, boating fraternity, commercial and leisure interests, or concerned coastal folk, this is also your opportunity to air your views on maritime safety on our west coast waters. Whether you are content with things as they are, or you feel there should be a better lifeboat service, the RNLI and coastguard really do want to hear your views.”
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Local News for Monday 25th September 2017
Princess Royal in Lewis today
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne is in Stornoway today, on her second visit in less than two months. In her capacity as chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands, HRH the Princess Royal will welcome the first nursing students to study mental health nursing and adult nursing to degree level in Stornoway. The courses were formerly delivered by the University of Stirling, and will now be offered by UHI in Inverness and Stornoway. Princess Anne will tour university facilities, meet the new students and give an address. On her last visit she opened the newly extended Harris Tweed Hebrides mill at Shawbost, and made a private visit to Tiumpanhead Lighthouse, where she climbed the lighthouse tower to admire the panoramic views.
Read more: Local News for Monday 25th September 2017