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Harris Tweed enjoys boom with orders up 25% on previous year

STV 7 January 2014 10:24 GMT Harris Tweed has had one of its best years in around two decades with orders up 25% on the previous year. The company explained that a jump in international sales accounted for the success in 2013 and said they have a “very strong platform” to start the New Year. The firm added it will continue its international marketing campaign at two major events this month. Chairman Brian Wilson and creative director Mark Hogarth are attending Pitti Uomo, the world’s biggest menswear show, in Florence. Marketing director Margaret MacLeod is heading for Paris later in the month for Maison et Objet, the leading interiors and accessories show. Chief executive Ian Angus MacKenzie said: “We saw a big surge in orders late in the year which means that we now have a very strong ...

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Warnings in place as heavy rain and winds forecast for west coast

STV 6 January 2014 08:12 GMT Warnings are in place as heavy showers and strong winds are once again expected to batter the west coast. Many ferries have been cancelled or are on revised timetables as winds of up to 45mph are blowing on Monday morning. The Met Office have issued yellow ‘be aware’ warnings for both wind and heavy rain for Strathclyde, Highland and Western Isles, Central, Tayside and Fife and South West Scotland, Lothian Borders. Heavy rain is forecast for south and west Scotland, with up to 10mm expected to fall in less than an hour. Hail and thunder is also predicted. Winds are expected to gust up to 60mph on the coast, which could lead to coastal flooding as large, strong waves crash onto the shore. Flood warnings are in place in Tayside as rain will fall on already heavily...

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Flood warnings in place as storm surge continues to batter coast

STV 4 January 2014 08:58 GMT Parts of Scotland could be hit by flooding caused by a storm surge on Saturday, environmental agency Sepa has warned. It said high tides coupled with a large storm surge will affect the Forth estuary during the afternoon and may affect low lying areas along the Firth of Forth. Sepa warned ...

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Scotland battered by some of the worst weather in a century

STV 2 January 2014 15:15 GMT Scotland has been battered by some of the worst weather in a century. The Met Office figures for December 2013 show that Eskdalemuir in Dumfries and Galloway experienced its wettest December since 1912, when records began. Stornoway in the Western Isles also recorded its wettest December in 81 years. Meanwhile, the First Minister chaired a meeting of ...

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Massive waves battering island causeway caught on film by taxi driver

STV 24 December 2013 12:32 GMT On the Isle of Lewis a taxi driver caught the full force of the storm on camera as it battered a road just outside the main town of Stornoway. Norman McDonald of Stornoway Taxi Service filmed as massive waves battered the narrow A866 Braighe causeway between the island’s mainland...

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World Guga Eating Championships to be held for the first time

By Cara Sulieman 20 December 2013 14:27 GMT The first World Guga Eating Championships are taking place in the Western Isles. The guga are gannet chicks hunted on Sùla Sgeir, a small land mass 40 miles north of Lewis. Men from the Ness district of Lewis, known as guga hunters, travel to the remote island for two weeks every year to cull 2000 guga. The birds are then preserved and eaten throughout the year. This Christmas, the Ness FC Social Club are organising the first World Guga Eating Championships to celebrate the delicacy. Competitors will have to eat half a guga and some potatoes in the shortest amount of time possible. Whoever cleans their plate first will be crowned ...

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