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Men They Couldn’t Hang prove they are still alive and kicking

Around 200 folk turned out to see the self-proclaimed grandfathers of folk-punk at Mareel last night. And not all the audience who enthusiastically received The Men They Couldn’t Hang were arthritic Methuselas reliving their pogoing youth, a fair cross-section of ages were in the crowd. The band... Read more...

Freight ferry out of action
14/10/2014, by in Headlines, News

NorthLink cargo vessel the Helliar is heading to dry dock following a problem with one of its propellers.Once in dry-dock the problem will be looked at and repairs carried out.In the meantime the Hildasay is operating on a revised freight schedule and the ferry company said it is "liaising c... Read more...

Highlands and Islands MSP joins Greens
8 comments, 12/10/2014, by in News

Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie has joined the Scottish Green Party.Mr Finnie was welcomed with a standing ovation in Edinburgh yesterday - at what the party expected to be its largest ever conference.Mr Finnie left the SNP in October 2012 over the matter of NATO membership. He has rep... Read more...