Two former music students from Lews Castle College UHI who are now performing on the international stage have secured a slot at the Hebridean Celtic Festival this summer.

Jamie MacDonald and Christian Gamauf will join the likes of KT Tunstall, Tide Lines and The Shires in the HebCelt line-up after winning a competition for young talent organised by the festival and Lews Castle College UHI.

The UK Government’s Seasonal Workers Pilot scheme to be extended to include the fishing industry.

That's the view of Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus B MacNeil who is writing to Home Secretary Sajid Javid calling for this change.

A mid-three figure sum of money was stolen from a taxi driver yesterday (Tuesday 2 April.)

Police area appealing for information following the robbery, which they say took place on Simon Street.

The incident happened shortly after 6:40pm on Tuesday, following a journey in the black Audi taxi from the Newton Street area.