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Islanders warned of doorstep sellers

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TRADING Standards officers at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are warning residents on the Isle of Lewis about doorstep sellers who may be currently selling tools and electrical equipment.

A spokesperson said: ‘Our advice is simple: do not buy from door to door sellers.’

To report doorstep sellers, please contact Trading Standards on 01851 822 694, Police Scotland on 101 or Faire Community Careline on 01851 701702.


Listening Project rolls into Argyll

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A UK-WIDE project aimed at encouraging and capturing conversations for posterity is rolling into Argyll.

The Listening Project – a collaboration between the BBC and the British Library – creates a space for people to have an all-important chat with a loved one.

A Listening Project booth has been travelling across the UK during the summer and this weekend, from Friday July29, it will be in Lochgilphead and on Jura and Islay.

The Listening Project is broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, Radio

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Celtic band tour Highlands and Islands

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ONE of the most dynamic and engaging traditional Celtic music acts, The Outside Track, will be touring the Highlands and Islands this summer.

Hugely popular as young ambassadors for roots music, their special marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been warmly received around the world.

This band has been recognised with several major industry awards, including Group of the Year in the Live Ireland Awards, Ensemble of the Year in the Tradition in Review awards as well as nominations for

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Lifeboat called to help sick diver

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OBAN lifeboat was called out in the early hours of this morning (Monday) to assist an unwell diver.

Oban RNLI launched at 12.59am to meet a 40ft motorboat near Loch Aline, after one of the crew members was reported to be unwell.

The volunteer crew arrived on scene at 1.46am and assessed the diver before transporting the casualty to a waiting ambulance.


Jobs threat at Oban hospital

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ELEVEN clinical staff posts at Lorn and Islands Hospital are set to go in a bid to cut costs at the area’s largest infirmary.

Read the full story in the July 21, 2016 edition on Times.


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