Published: Tuesday, 03 December 2013 07:30
Red Cross Confusion
A report that bogus callers may be claiming to be Red Cross workers looking into conditions for elderly people in Stornoway has caused concern for legitimate charity collectors currently working in Lewis. A Red Cross spokesman said yesterday: “The British Red Cross has legitimate door-to-door fundraisers on Lewis at the moment. As well as adhering to national fundraising regulations, the collectors must also follow a strict Red Cross code of practice. Police on Lewis have been informed that our collectors - who are employed by an agency acting on our behalf - are on the island..” The bona fide Red Cross collectors carry full ID, which must be visible, and their identity can be checked with police.
Read more: Local News for Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Published: Monday, 02 December 2013 07:30
A 25-year-old man is to appear in court from custody today, after repeatedly causing a statutory breach of the peace outside a residential address on Kenneth Street in Stornoway. The man was reported to the procurator fiscal after the first offence, at 4.30 on Sunday morning, but later returned to the address and was then taken into custody, where he remains until court today.
Read more: Local News for Monday 2nd December 2013
Published: Friday, 29 November 2013 07:30
Delivery charges announcement today
Scottish Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing MSP is to announce in Inverness today that there’ll be new moves to curb excessive delivery fees for customers in rural areas and make delivery charges more transparent. His announcement will be made from the depot of AJG parcels in Inverness at lunchtime, and has been welcomed by Citizens Advice Scotland as a triumph for a classic ‘peoples campaign’. The Scottish CAB has heard from over 3,000 Scots reporting unfair treatment by delivery companies. The campaign started in Skye and Localsh, and was picked up in the islands as shoppers found internet and mail order companies hitting island customers with extra charges, even for small items that could have been delivered by first class post. CAS Chief Executive Margaret Lynch said: “This has been a real peoples’ campaign and we’re pleased that Ministers and the delivery industry are now taking the issue so seriously. This is a long campaign and there’s a lot more to be done. We’ll continue to stand up for the 1million Scottish consumers who are being penalised just because of their postcode.”
Read more: Local News for Friday 29th November 2013