Tasglann nan Eilean Siar (Hebridean Archives) has been established with funding from the European Regional Development Fund, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Comunn na Gàidhlig.
Established in April 2010, this three year project will create a professionally staffed archive service for the Western Isles. The Tasglann makes accessible to the public the records of the Comhairle, its predecessor bodies and collections of records that have been gifted or deposited with the Comhairle.
Tax Help for Older People is a service from the charity Tax Volunteers providing free, independent and expert help and advice for older people on lower incomes who cannot afford to pay for professional tax advice. With over 450 volunteers and a national call centre, it doesn't matter where you live.
Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar has teamed up with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to deliver Tell Us Once, a new service that automatically notifies relevant government departments and service authorities of a family’s birth or bereavement.
The Lifestyle Centre is part of the Church of Scotland Board.of Social Responsibility. The Board of Responsibility.has been providing 'Social Care' for 128 years in Scotland.
The Lifestyle Centre in Stornoway opened in 1993 and is supported by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Western Isles Health Board.
We can be found at: Clinton’s Yard, Rig’s Road, Stornoway.
An Alcohol Service
An Advocacy Service
A "Want to Talk" Councelling Service for Young People
Information on holiday/business accommodation available in the local area. This includes local hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday cottages etc. There may also be a facility to make bookings in local accommodation - usually through the Information Centre.
The council should have a strategic approach to town planning and use which aims to reduce the incidence of crime. This may include the use of CCTV, good lighting, landscaping, supervised car parks etc.
An outstanding local landmark, Stornoway Town Hall is of central importance in the history of Stornoway’s civic life, and stands as an iconic building on one of the most prominent sites in Stornoway.
The Town Hall restoration has created a flexible and accessible building for multi purpose use and offers mixed complementary services. The existing Registrars service is relocated upstairs with the former Town Chamber now the magnificent setting for the Marriage Room. In addition the Town Hall accommodates other services including the Comhairle’s Customer Services team and administrative support functions.
If you are interested in booking any part of the Town Hall please contact our Customer Services team on 0845 600 2772.
A local authority may have twinning agreements with towns in one or more different countries in order to promote cultural understanding between the communities. Local people may hold exchange visits with the residents of the twinned towns.
The function of Trading Standards is to protect consumers and support businesses and to encourage a fair and safe trading environment in the Western Isles. We do this by advising businesses, inspecting trade premises, testing equipment, sampling goods and investigating complaints.
Trading standards and advice - trader approval schemes
Trader approval schemes aim to improve business standards and increase customer confidence in member businesses in the local area. Approved businesses have agreed to abide by the terms and conditions of the scheme and have been checked by Trading Standards to ensure compliance.
Providing members of the public with a means to plan a journey to and from any address or station (bus or rail) within the local area. The planner usually includes all forms of public transport ( often including walking) and calculates the journey based on departure and arrival times.