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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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Court action claims wind farms will interfere with air defence radar

STV 14 March 2014 13:54 GMT The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched a legal action to overturn a decision to grant a batch of planning applications for wind turbines on the Outer Herbrides following fears over effects on radar. It is seeking to have a council committee decision made last year approving the installation of three turbines at locations on South Uist declared outside its powers and to have them set aside. The MoD maintains that wind turbines can interfere with air defence radar. A turbine can produce a false "aircraft-like return" where it shows up on the system as an aircraft or can result in "clutter" which desensitised radar and increased the risk of ...

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Custody battle begins for horse that lived in woman’s island home

STV 13 March 2014 19:08 GMT A legal battle has begun over the custody of a horse which was evicted from a residential home where it had been kept for two years. Officials from Western Isles Council are seeking a formal disposal order that would allow them to sell Grey Lady Too, an adult Connemara pony, or donate the animal to a rescue centre. The horse was seized two weeks ago from the home of Stephanie Ann Noble, who had kept it in the front room of her home at Back, Isle of Lewis, since Christmas 2011. The 67-year-old, originally from Londonderry, took the four-year-old pony indoors and built a makeshift stall in the downstairs living room out of wooden pallets. She claimed the horse would have...

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