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Western Isles ferry returns to service following electrical fault

STV 2 April 2014 10:46 BST A ferry out of action for two days because of an electrical fault has returned to service in the Western Isles. The MV Isle of Lewis returned on Tuesday after a fault with an electronic control system was repaired by ferry operator Cal Mac. The Stornoway to ...

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Travellers face massive detours after Stornoway ferry breaks down

STV 31 March 2014 14:03 BST Island travellers face massive detours after Cal Mac's largest ferry has broken down following a series of technical problems. Stornoway to Ullapool ferry MV Isle of Lewis has failed to sail since Sunday and Cal Mac have warned the ferry will not be back in regular service until Tuesday. In the meantime, ferry traffic is being diverted through Harris and Skye on the smaller MV Clansman and Cal Mac has organised buses to take foot passengers at either end of the route. Cal Mac’s fleet is already one vessel down with...

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Police confirm body found in search for hiker is missing man

STV 21 March 2014 10:25 GMT Police have confirmed that the body found during the search for a hillwalker who dissapeared in the Western Isles is the missing man. Edward “Ted” Jackson dissapeared from a path between Maraig and Urgha on North Harris on Sunday, March 16, sparking a search which involved mountain rescue teams, the coastguard and police. The family of Mr Jackson, who was from...

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Hundreds of homes left without electricity during bad weather

STV 20 March 2014 11:35 GMT Hundreds of homes have been left without electricity after a major power cut affected the Western Isles and Skye. The whole of the Western Isles and Skye was plunged into a blackout during high winds and heavy rain at around 3.40am on Thursday. It followed a widespread outage on Wednesday night - all homes were later reconnected but power surges continued on the main SSE network. Emergency services radio mast sites switched to backup batteries while Stornoway Coastguard station kept going when a generator came online. Engineers were still working to restore supplies to Harris and Skye on Thursday morning. Many pupils on Skye were told to stay at home on Thursday as a number of schools shut due to lack of heat and light. Leverburgh, the main village in South Harris which hosts a old folks care home and a primary school, is still ...

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Ferry services disrupted as strong winds batter the west coast

STV 19 March 2014 09:08 GMT Ferry services in the Western Isles have been disrupted because of strong winds forecast for the country. Sailings to Barra and South Uist have been cancelled for the rest of Wednesday as the heavy winds hit the west coast. Fifteen other CalMac routes are on amber alert, where sailings could be cancelled or delayed with little notice. These include Ardnamurchan, Arran, Barra and Eriskay, Bute, Colonsay, Gigha, Harris, Iona, Islay, Lewis, North Uist, Harris, Raasay, Skye and the Small Isles. Passengers are asked to check with CalMac before they set off. NorthLink ferry services to Shetland are running as normal. Feedback: We want your feedback on our site. If you've got questions, spotted an inaccuracy or just want to share some ideas about our news service, please email us ...

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Body discovered in hunt for missing Western Isles hillwalker

STV 17 March 2014 16:27 GMT A body has been discovered in the search for a missing hillwalker. The body of Edward Jackson was found in the Western Isles on Monday. Police confirmed next of kin have been informed but no further details are yet available. Mr Jackson, 55, went missing on a path between Maraig and Urgha on north Harris on Sunday. Police were joined by coastguard, mountain rescue teams and specialist dog teams in the search. Feedback: We want your feedback on our site. If you've got questions, spotted an inaccuracy or just want to share some ideas about ...

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