Local News for Friday 5th August 2016
Gale warning for weekend
An early warning was published yesterday by the Met Office, warning of strong winds over Saturday night and through Sunday. Wind speeds fo up to 50mph, with possible gusts of 60mph, are more likely to cause disruption in the summer months because more people are out and about outdoors, and the chief forecaster says there’s a strong likelihood of a period of ‘unseasonably strong’ winds.. The yellow ‘be aware’ warning, in place from 5am Sunday, says: “A period of strong winds across Scotland and northern England from late Saturday is most likely to peak on Sunday morning, before easing through Sunday afternoon. Whilst the expected gusts of 45-50 mph and isolated 60 mph are not exceptional for these areas of the country, increased outdoor activity at this time of year will lead to a greater likelihood of disruption.”
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Local News for Monday 4th April 2016
Election Candidates announced
The candidates contesting the Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the Scottish Parliamentary elections, and parties and candidates contesting as regional representatives for the Highlands and Islands, have both been announced. Nominations closed on Friday and the names and parties were announced by the Western Isles Election Office soon afterwards. For the constituency, the candidates standing are: Alasdair Allan, Scottish National Party; John Cormack, Christian Party ‘Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship’; Ranald Fraser, Scottish Conservative and Unionist; Rhoda Grant, Scottish Labour Party and Kenneth Macleod, Scottish Liberal Democrats. For the regional list for the Highlands and Islands, parties contesting the election are: RISE – Respect, Independence, Socialism and Environmentalism; Scottish Christian Party; Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party; Scottish Green Party, Scottish Labour Party; Scottish Liberal Democrats; Scottish National Party; Solidarity – Scotland’s Socialist Movement and the UK Independence Party (UKIP). There is one independent candidate for the region, James Stockan. Polling Day is Thursday May 5th and polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm.
Read more: Local News for Monday 4th April 2016