Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Last week was a busy time for the Coastguard, as they rescued a dog and a fallen walker all in one day (Friday 19 July.)

The Coastguard helicopter airlifted the walker who had fallen at the Quiraing.  They were taken to the Western Isles Hospital.

A yacht was towed back to safety after sustaining engine problems yesterday (Monday 22 July).

Portree lifeboat was on a routine exercise north of Portree when they were tasked to assist by Stornoway Coastguard Operations Centre.

The 32-feet yacht, Marisca, was located south east of Eilean Trodday when poor sea and weather conditions resulted in her being unable to reach shelter.


There was one passenger aboard the yacht.  

Plans are in the works to expand Scotland's network of Marine Protected Areas.

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on four possible Marine Protected Areas for Scotland's seas.

Three of the possible areas lie in waters near the Outer Hebrides, including North-east Lewis, Shiant East Bank and Sea of the Hebrides.  

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is running a series of local drop-in consultation events for members of the public and interested parties to find out more about the proposals.  Consultation events will be held on Skye and in Mallaig.  

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