Thursday, June 27, 2019
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Local drama, Bannan, is one of twelve BBC ALBA and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal Gaelic nominations in the Celtic Media Festival shortlist.

Directed by Skye-based company, Young Films, the series has been shortlisted under the drama category.

Donald Campbell, MG ALBA Chief Executive, said: "With the festival returning to Scotland again, 40 years after the first festival in Benbecula, it's great to see so many Gaelic programmes on the shortlist – proving how successful we've been in the past year – the tenth anniversary year of BBC ALBA."

The Celtic Media Festival this year takes place in Aviemore from 4-6 June.

Landowners in Skye and Lochalsh are reminded of their rights and responsibilities during muirburn season.

Last year emergency services on Skye attended several out of control muirburns, some of which caused considerable damage to land and forestry and requiring considerable resources from the Skye and further afield to bring fires under control.

In one case more than 30 sq km of commercial forestry was damaged.

Muirburn season runs from October 1 until April 15 inclusive in Scotland.

Advice has been issued to landowners, and includes making a burning plan before setting out.

A now-familiar Kishorn landmark will soon be making its way to the North Sea.

Ocean GreatWhite, the largest semi-submersible drilling rig in the world, will be departing imminently.  

The ship FS Balmoral arrived yesterday (Tuesday 26 February) to commence lifting the anchors currently holding the rig in position.  Yesterday evening, large X-Bow offshore vessel, Normand Service, took up position next to the rig.

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