Contact us on 01851 705743 or
email info@welovestornoway.com

FAQ

 

General 

I am not sure what kind of advertising I need; who should I contact?

You should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call  01851 705743 during normal office hours.

What are your normal opening hours?

Our normal opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. 

When is the copy deadline for EVENTS newspaper?

Call 01851 705743 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We can also provide our deadlines for the entire year. An online version can be found here.

I have a news story you may be interested in; who should I contact?

We would love to hear your suggestions. Email story ideas for welovestornoway.com to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To pitch an idea for EVENTS, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, call 01851 705743.

 

Placing a Family Notice 

Placing a Family Notice on welovestornoway.com is very straightforward

The notice can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. just as text in an email - or as a Word or Pages attachment. You can use as many (or as few) words as you wish.

The cost for a family notice is £50+VAT for the decorated displays which you can see in use on https://www.welovestornoway.com/index.php/family-notices
So that’s £60 in total. 
You will be invoiced by email.  You can pay via Internet banking, over the phone by card, by cheque in the post, etc.

To complete the invoicing and ensure that we can contact you with any queries, could you please supply a postal address and a contact telephone number along with the text of the notice.

We will send you a proof first by email to make sure you are happy with the display before it goes on the website.  

Family notices can stay on-line as long as you wish.  Normally people choose that they stay on for a month, we find, so that’s become our default setting.

 

Placing Funeral Notices on welovestornoway.com

The Funeral Notices service on welovestornoway.com is provided free-of-charge – but we welcome donations from anyone to support this provision

Staff at welovestornoway.com are often contacted by families seeking information on their notices…but these are nearly always provided by undertakers.  Please contact the undertakers first to discover why an expected notice has not appeared.  Our staff can’t do anything until we are sent the notice.  Then we always try to get them on-line immediately.

Occasionally, Funeral Notices come to us direct from families and these are designed and provided free-of-charge – but, of course, we’d welcome donations if people wish to make them. 

  

How to get a job vacancy advertisement on to welovestornoway.com 

Booking a job advertisement on welovestornoway.com is quick and inexpensive.

The details of the costs are here - https://www.welovestornoway.com/index.php/about-us/about-us#C2

However, the basic cost is £60+VAT for up to 2 weeks for a job advert for a single vacancy. 

All we need is the text you want to use with contact details etc – sent either as an email or a Word or Pages attachment - and whatever logo or image that you wish to have included. 

To create an account and invoice you, we need a contact address and telephone number.

You will be invoiced by email and can pay by various ways…internet banking, card-over-the-phone, cheque through the post etc

 

Posting a Public Notice, AGM Notice, or similar advert on welovestornoway.com

We often get emails asking about sharing meeting information and the like on our Facebook Page.  However, we don’t use our Facebook Page to promote others…Facebook is a giant US corporation that simply wants to swallow up all other media and doesn’t need our help!

But what we can do is advertise your meeting directly to our own readers throughout the Islands – we do attract over 50,000 users each month…far more than Facebook in the local area.

Paid-for advertising is our way of keeping the rest of the welovestornoway.com set-up on the road – serving not only our advertising customers but also attracting people to read our news service and far more.  

So this Notice would be a paid-for advert - £50+VAT…a good rate, we are sure you will agree.

The advert would appear in Community Info, first when booked, and then returning to the top of the list on the eve of the meeting itself.

So please email your contact details and the content for the advert to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

EVENTS Monthly

How much does it cost to advertise in EVENTS?

You can advertise in EVENTS for as little as £40 + VAT. Go here to see the full rate sheet and contact info.

https://www.welovestornoway.com/index.php/about-us/about-us#C3

How much does it cost to place a crofting notice in EVENTS?

Prices start at £60.00 (£50.00 + VAT). See the full price list here: 

https://www.welovestornoway.com/index.php/about-us/about-us#C4

Where is EVENTS distributed?

EVENTS is distributed throughout the Outer Hebrides and available for pick up at around 70 outlets.

Where are EVENTS and welovestornoway.com based?

Both titles are owned and operated by Intermedia Services (Stornoway) Ltd.

We are based in:

Stornoway Media Centre

Church House

16 James Street

Stornoway, HS1 2QN

 

How to place a crofting advert in EVENTS

Placing a crofting advert in EVENTS newspaper is very straightforward.

Full details of advertising costs are here – https://www.welovestornoway.com/index.php/about-us/about-us#C4
In most cases, the advert is £60 including VAT.

Please email details of the crofting advert to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You should get a proof of the advert soon after that by email. 

Please could you also supply a postal address and a contact phone number.

These enable us to complete or update your account with us and send out a copy of EVENTS newspaper to you once it's published.  

The invoice will be sent by email. And can be paid in variety of high or low tech ways!  These include internet banking, card-over-the-phone, cheque etc.

 

Advertising a Public Notice, AGM Notice, or similar advert in EVENTS Monthly

Being a monthly newspaper, EVENTS is not always able to meet the needs of advertisers at short notice.

But we have a vast readership from Ness to Vatersay…and if you can work with our deadlines, then we can work with you very effectively

Paid-for advertising is our way of keeping the rest of the EVENTS set-up on the road – serving not only our advertising customers but also attracting people to read our news, features and far more.  

So this Notice would be a paid-for advert - £42+VAT…a good rate, we are sure you will agree.  Or you have a bigger advert – see https://www.welovestornoway.com/index.php/about-us/about-us#C3\

If Crofting related, the advert would appear on the crofting pages; otherwise it’s likely to appear on Page 2

So please email your contact details and the content for the advert to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here’s our publication deadlines for 2023…

Month

Copy Deadline

Goes to Print

Publication Day

January 24

21 December

02 January

04 January

February 24

23 January

30 January

01 February

March 24

27 February

05 March

07 March

April 24

26 March

02 April

04 April

May 24

23 April

30 April

02 May

June 24

28 May

04 June

06 June

July 24

25 June

02 July

04 July

August 24

23 July

30 July

01 August

September 24

27 August

03 September

05 September

October 24

24 September

01 October

03 October

November 24

29 October

05 October

02 November

December 24

26 November

03 December

05 December

 

Printing

What kinds of printing do you do?

We can meet all your printing requirements, from flyers to full-colour glossy magazines, signage, wide-format printing, pop-up banners, wedding stationery, and more. We can also help you with graphic design. 

Who should I contact to discuss my printing requirements?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01851 705743 during normal office hours. 

Can I see some examples of your printing work ?

Yes. We have many examples on our Instagram feed.

https://www.instagram.com/stornowaymediacentre

 

 

Scottish Islands Explorer

How do I subscribe to Scottish Islands Explorer?

To subscribe, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01202 087632.

Who should I contact about advertising in Scottish Islands Explorer?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

I have a query/suggestion/need information about Scottish Islands Explorer; who should I contact?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or call us on 01851 705743.

You can get further information about this publication here (https://www.welovestornoway.com/index.php/about-us/about-us#C5) and on the Scottish Islands Explorer website.

 

Social media

Are you on social media?

Yes, we are. You can check out our feeds below and follow them to keep up to date with our latest news.

welovestornoway.com 

Facebook

facebook.com/welovestornoway

Twitter

@weloveSY

 

 

EVENTS

Facebook

facebook.com/EVENTSMONTHLY

Twitter

@syEVENTSmag

 

Scottish Islands Explorer

Facebook

facebook.com/ScottishIslandsExplorer

Twitter

@ScottishIslands

 

 

Stornoway Media Centre printing

Instagram

 

Facebook

instagram.com/stornowaymediacentre

 

facebook.com/designprintpublishSY

 

Supporters’ Network

What is the Supporters’ Network?

The Supporters’ Network is a collection of people from the Outer Hebrides and further afield who wish to see welovestornoway.com maintain their no-charge services like funeral notices.

Why do you offer free funeral notices?

Welovestornoway.com believes funeral notices are a public service. There are compelling community reasons to maintain it as a free local service for the families and friends of the deceased, residents and people with island connections.

Why do you need money?

Like most companies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to revisit our business model. Due to the new financial reality, we have charged for almost every service for the past two years. However, we drew the line at funeral notices and are determined not to impose fees. To help us make the funeral notice service viable, we are kindly asking users to help us out a little with the running costs involved. 

How much do I need to contribute? 

The amount is up to you and how important you think the service is to people.

Even as little as £5 will make a big difference in helping us meet the expenditure on staff time and resources to keep this vital community service going.

Thank you for considering a donation. Go here to the payment page.

How can I make a contribution?

You can pay using PayPal or with a debit or credit card. The transaction is secure and handled by PayPal as a trusted third-party provider.

What is the difference between a funeral notice and a family notice? 

A funeral notice contains all the basic details regarding the funeral, such as time, date, location, etc. These are normally sent to us by the Funeral Director, but occasionally the information is supplied by the family of the deceased.

A family notice, meanwhile, takes the form of a thank you from the family, acknowledging all the help and support they received following the death and funeral of their loved one. These are individual and bespoke notices and are a paid-for service.