Isles FM News in association with Hebrides News - Thursday 18th June 2020

PRIMULA CHEESE RECALLED

 

Primula Ltd is recalling all Primula Cheese tubes, as the product might be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This is due to a production fault. Primula Ltd have taken the precautionary step of recalling all products.

Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores, selling Primula Cheese products. Notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled. Primula can be contacted on 0800 716 551 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a refund. Or the Primula Cheese item can be returned to the store, from where it was bought, for a full refund.

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Isles FM News in association with Hebrides News - Wednesday 17th June 2020

STORNOWAY MINISTER OPENS SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT SESSION

The session of the Scottish Parliament was opened with Time for Reflection by Rev James MacIver of Stornoway Free Church yesterday. Mr MacIver was invited to deliver Time for Reflection by Na h-Eileanan an Iar MSP Alasdair Allan.

Time for Reflection opens business in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament, and is presented by invited speakers from different faith communities every week. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the address was delivered via video link.

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Isles FM News in association with Hebrides News - Tuesday 16th June 2020

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL WELLBEING IN THE WESTERN ISLES

NHS Western Isles has announced its commitment to give, effective psychological and social wellbeing help, to people living in the Western Isles. Services will offer support for anxiety, depression, long term health worries, loneliness or sleep difficulties.

NHS Western Isles, supported by the mPower team will be connecting and supporting people to use digital access to online services, which are helping many people across Scotland already.

Most of the services are based on the principle that difficulties, can be helped by considering how thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interlinked and can be gradually changed

Further information on Western Isles mPower team can be found online from Western Isles Mpower Health

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Isles FM News in association with Hebrides News - Monday 15th June 2020

FERRY ELIGIBILITY FOR TRAVEL

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, has confirmed that Island Authorities, are involved in discussions, regarding any proposed amendments to travel restrictions, on ferries to and from the Islands.

The Comhairle is seeking clarification on eligibility for travel, as restrictions are gradually eased, with a preference for island residents and essential travellers, being the priority in the initial stages.

A Comhairle spokesperson said: “First and foremost in our considerations will be the safety of our communities. At some point, the Islands will have to open up to recreational and other visitors for the sake of our economy, but that will have to be done gradually and carefully. We will continue to have discussions with Scottish Government and all interested parties”.

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Isles FM News - Friday 12th June 2020

FERRY SERVICES AS TOURISM INDUSTRY PREPARES TO OPEN

Cal Mac is seeking to expand ferry services across its network. The shipping firm has been consulting with Transport Scotland, over increasing operations, to near wintertime levels.
Cal Mac suggested a new timetable could commence next month. Decisions on when restrictions are lifted and what categories of passengers can travel, will be made by the Scottish Government.
Presently, a skeleton service is in place - limited to key workers and essential travel - with vessels running under a third of sailings compared to a wintertime schedule.
A Cal Mac spokesman said “The service can cope with an increase of traffic levels similar to the winter season, with ferries used mainly used by islanders and commercial vehicles. Any busier than that, would result in capacity restrictions being implemented”

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