Local News for Monday 24th October 2016
Speeding drivers risk others’ safety
Speeding drivers are making island roads unsafe for other drivers, pedestrians and livestock, according to Stornoway police, after another weekend of shocking speeds detected on the roads. A man is to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal on a charge of dangerous driving, after he was caught riding a motorbike at 113mph on the Braighe, and three other drivers are to be reported after being detected at speeds up to 85mph over the weekend. A police spokesman said: “We are very disappointed that, despite widespread publicity for speeding charges, we are still seeiing drivers doing excessive speeds on island roads. It’s not only dangerous to themselves, but to other drivers and pedestrians. Proactive controls and speed checks will continue in order to keep the islands’ road users safe.”
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Local News for Friday 21st October 2016
Big choirs, big performances
Mòd nan Eilean Siar 2016 draws to a close today with the final competitions for large district choirs, and with significant events in the fringe programme. At 2 o’clock this afternoon at Stornoway Town Hall there’s a exhibition of the huge impact of the Great War on communities from Ness to Ballantrushal, the Going Down of the Sun. In the evening An Lanntair sets the stage for a showcase performance by singers from all the islands in Aite Mo Ghaol – place of my heart – in which leading Gaelic singers sing songs from their own islands. The Mòd final fling closes the evening with performance by the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band and a great chance for dancing and celebration.
Read more: Local News for Friday 21st October 2016