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Linda Norgrove 10K next month

The 2016 Linda Norgrove Foundation 10K is due to take place on Saturday, 1st October, on the Valtos Peninsula.

The event, organized by Kirsty and Tony Wade, will start at the Cnip end of Reef Beach at 12 noon and both runners and walkers of all ages are welcome, your dog, also, but please, on a lead to prevent accidents.

As in previous years, there will be soup and home baking for all those who take part at the old fire station at Miavaig.

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West Indies boatbuilding film comes to Ness

 The Hebrides International Film Festival 2016 opened yesterday across the Western Isles with a UK premiere screening of award-winning documentary Vanishing Sail.

This is also being shown tonight (15 September) at 19:30 Comunn Eachdraidh Nis ,  and on 17 September 2016, at 14:00 in Castlebay Community Hall , Isle of Barra; and also on 17 September 2016, at 11:00 Tigh mo Sheanair, Harris Hotel ,

Ginnie Atkinson, the Local Film Festivals Manager of ‪Regional Screen Scotland‬, which is funded by Creative Scotland and runs the Screen Machine mobile cinema, welcomed the cinema-goers at An Lanntair, in Stornoway to the festival.  She explained RSS had done extensive research that showed how much people in rural areas valued being able to have cinema experience.

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Shuttle bus plans for oil rig refloat

A shuttle bus is being laid on for members of the public wishing to see the proposed refloating of the oil rig at Dalmore later this evening. 

The refloat of the Transocean Winner is planned for around 10.30pm to coincide with the evening rising tide.

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Oil rig refloat - latest update

The multi-agency Western Isles Emergency Planning Coordinating Group met at 10am this morning to discuss the public safety plan for the re-float of the Transocean Winner rig in the run up to, and immediately after, the high water this evening.

A spokesperson for WIEPCG said: "We completely understand that people will want to see this happen tonight. All we ask is that they do it safely and within the limits that we’re putting in place. This is a complex operation and we would advise the public that the re-floating of the rig may actually take place later in the evening by which time it will be dark.

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