Published: Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:30
Oil boom future?
A possible oil boom for the Western Isles could result if research finds untapped resources in seas West of Scotland. The West of Scotland Oil and Gas Workshop is to be co-hosted in the autumn by the Scottish Government with Heriot Watt University’s Institute of Petroleum Engineering to look at the potential for oil and gas in the Sea of the Hebrides and other areas. If future exploration proves successful, there could also be exploration of what is described as ‘vast underexplored land towards Rockall’. Professor John Howell, Chair in Geology & Petroleum Geology at the University of Aberdeen said: "The offshore area to the west of Scotland includes several major basins with hydrocarbon potential. Only around 20 exploration wells have been drilled to the west of the Scottish mainland – with many basins totally unexplored. This provides significant future potential which can only be appraised with detailed scientific study.”
Read more: Local News for Thursday 21st August 2014
Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2014 07:30
NHSWI board meeting
NHS Western Isles will be holding its Board Meeting in Harris today, from 11am in the Harris Hotel, Tarbert. Members of the public are welcome to attend the Board Meeting as observers, to listen to the Board's discussions on some of the current priority areas, targets and service plans.
Read more: Local News for Wednesday 20th August 2014
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014 07:30
First sale of the season
The booking deadline for the first sale of the season at the Steinish Mart is tomorrow. The sale of lambs is on Wednesday August 27th and you can book via the Lewis and Harris Auction Mart website, or by telephone – check website for numbers. Please ensure that you are booking the correct class of sheep or cattle for the sale. Information on the district order of sales is also on the website.
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014 07:30
Road Traffic Collision
Police are asking for any witnesses to a road traffic collision which occurred on Saturday afternoon. A blue Vauxhall Agila was driving to Stornoway when it left the road beside Laxdale primary school at approximately 1.50pm. As a result of the collision the sole male occupant of the vehicle was transferred to the Western Isles Hospital where he later passed away.
If anybody witnessed the accident then police Scotland would urge you to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.
Read more: Local News for Monday 18th August 2014