Local News for Wednesday 28th December 2016
Business as usual
The islands are getting back to business as usual, following over a week of uncertainty and disruption from storms and public holidays over Christmas. An Lanntair re-opens today with a programme of film leading up to the big Hogmanay party on Saturday night, with Willie Campbell and Open Day Rotation (this concert is sold out). The Woodlands Centre is also re-opening today and most shops and businesses will now be open until Friday. Tarbert has the biggest clear-up to face, with storm damage to street lights and to their Christmas tree, as well as buildings, bins and other damage – mostly caused before Christmas when winds over Scalpay Bridge topped 100mph.
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Local News for Tuesday 27th December 2016
Christmas joy in Back
A joyful early Christmas present was delivered to one family in Back, when baby Olivier Sobul arrived nearly two weeks early, on Christmas Eve. Olivier’s parents, Anna and Marcin Sobul, weren’t expecting the new arrival until January 7th, but he chose Christmas Eve at 9pm to make his entrance to the world. Weighing in at 8lbs and 7oz, Olivier is a baby brother for Oscar, 9, Victoria, 7 and Allan, 3, and a fourth grandchild for Bogdan and Kristina, who were visiting the family from their home in Lask, Poland when the new baby arrived.
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