Stornoway drivers are being asked to be more aware of their behaviour when driving in and around the town centre, after a number of penalties were issued by police over the weekend of April 19th to 21st.

Anti-social driving behaviour, flouting of parking restrictions and road traffic offences connected with vehicles are all being rigorously checked by police officers.

A number of incidents of vandalism over the weekend have left Stornoway police calling for help from the public.

At 11.50pm on Friday (April 19th) police received a call from a householder on Portrona Drive, where a window had been smashed at the front of a house. Anyone who saw the incident or who knows anything about it is asked to call the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number NH495/19.

45% of school pupils in the Highlands and Islands believe that the range of subjects available will limit their post-school options.

Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has described findings as deeply worrying.

 The findings, revealed in a survey conducted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, also indicate that a growing proportion of young people wish to stay in the region after they leave school.
Donald said: “There is good news and bad news in the survey.