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Thursday 27th February

Press Release - Statement regarding Pony

In the interests of animal welfare, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar today took possession of a pony from the Back area of Lewis...

Press Release - Highlands and Islands concerns over the loss of Inverness Fire Control Room

The Police and Fire Services Highlands and Islands Chairs Network is adding its voice to calls to retain the Fire Control Room in Inverness...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

List of Extant Applications and Proposal of Application Notices updated...

Press Release - Frequency of sailings on the Stornoway to Ullapool route

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is to put the issue of the frequency of sailings on the Stornoway to Ullapool route onto the agenda of the next meeting of the Ferry Users’ Group on the 11th March in Stornoway...

Adult Learning - Western Isles Learning Shop

News and Cafe Opening hours updated...

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

Article: European Research hits Top Gear - Video
Article: Reformed Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 is featured in the winter edition of DG REGIO’s Panorama magazine.

Wednesday 26th February

Licensing - Premises Applications

Latest premises applications for licence to sell alcohol...

Tuesday 25th February

Press Release - Momentum Gathers for Western Isles Interconnector

Commenting on the Energy summit meeting held in Stornoway yesterday and the Steering Group meeting held this morning, the Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has said that momentum is now developing...

Building Standards - Building (Scotland) Act 2003 Forms

Building Warrant application form updated...

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

Article: The European Parliament - What does it do? 
Article: Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014-2020 Stage 2: Consultation on the Final Proposals.

Press Release - Carloway Estate Residents in favour of Community Buyout

The results of the Carloway Estate Community Ballot were as follows: 254 votes for and 86 votes against...

Press Release - BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners

The Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has congratulated the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners, The Mischa Macpherson Trio, consisting of Mischa, Conal McDonagh on pipes and whistles and Innes White on guitar...

Press Release - Fuel Poverty Concern

Cllr Norman MacLeod, the Chairman of the Comhairle’s Local Housing Strategy Working Group, has expressed concern at new draft figures showing the scale of the Fuel Poverty in the Outer Hebrides...

Monday 24th February

Press Release - Game On for Scotland’s Island Authorities : Education programme tour of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles

Glasgow 2014 mascot Clyde will spend this week (23-28 Feb) touring Scotland’s island local authorities, visiting schools and spreading excitement about the upcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games...

Child Protection Committee - WithScotland Web Site and Survey

WithScotland is a national resource supporting professionals working with children and adults at risk of harm and abuse. They are conducting a survey to help shape how best to communicate with you in the future...

Thursday 20th February

Press Release - Cold Callers

Following releases on the 10th of January and 10th of February warning of potential cold callers offering assistance in applying for the Government’s Green Deal Scheme, Trading Standards at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have been advised that the company concerned have now ceased trading...

Press Release - Carloway Estate Community Buyout

Voters in the Carloway Estate area are reminded that the deadline for returning Ballot Papers is 4.00pm on Monday 24 February 2014...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

List of Extant Applications and Proposal of Application Notices updated...

Council Tax - Charges 2014/15

CnES Council Tax and Scottish Water Charges 2014-15...

Community Learning Hebrides (Uists)

Adult Learners Classes & Workshops Spring 2014 (Uists)...

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction : Non-Dependants

Non-dependant deductions update...

Wednesday 19th February

Press Release - Lewis and Harris Best Island In Europe

Lewis and Harris has been named as the best island in Europe by Trip advisor. The international travel site compiled the list based on opinions of travellers who had visited the islands...

Planning Service - Charters

Planning Service Charter and Planning Enforcement Charter updated...

Tuesday 18th February

Press Release - Comhairle Sets Budget

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has set a budget of £110m for the forthcoming financial year. A provisional budget was agreed last year when savings over a two year period were agreed...

Monday 17th February

Chief Executive Department - 2013/14 Third Quarter Performance Reports

Service Business Plans 2013-2014: Quarter 3 Progress Reports by Department...

Europe Direct Outer Hebrides - Consultation on Environmental/Energy State Aid

New article: Consultation to gather the opinions of Member States, stakeholders and citizens in general, on the draft guidelines regarding environmental and energy aid for the period 2014-2020...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

List of Extant Applications and Proposal of Application Notices updated...

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais

Adult classes (January to Easter 2014)...

Thursday 13th February

Business Gateway - Workshops

Workshop programme February / March 2014...

Castlebay Sports Centre - Timetable

Swimming pool timetable updated...

Press Release - Western Isles Schools Well Represented In Filmg Shortlist

The Education and Children’s Services Department of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are delighted to announce that the four main secondary schools in the Western Isles; The Nicolson Institute, Sir E. Scott School, Lionacleit School and Castlebay Community School have been shortlisted in FilmG, MG ALBA’s Gaelic Short Film Competition...

Wednesday 12th February

Building Standards - Guidance

Do you need a building warrant? Enquiry forms added...

Press Release - Carloway Estate Community Buyout Ballot

Ballot Papers for Postal Voters within the Carloway Estate area will be arriving over the next few days...

Executive Office - Corporate Policy : Service Business Plans

Service Business Plans for 2014/2015...

Tuesday 11th February

Chief Executive - Europe Direct Outer Hebrides

New articles: "Know your rights", a short video explaining rights of European citizens and "How it works", a short video explaining how the balance of power in European Parliament is decided...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

List of Extant Applications and Proposal of Application Notices updated...

Committees - Urgent Items for Full Council

February 2014 Series: Urgent Items for Comhairle Committee on 13th February...

Committees - Urgent Items for Policy and Resources

February 2014 Series: Urgent Items for Policy and Resources Committee on 13th February...

Committees - Urgent Items for Environment and Protective Services

February 2014 Series: Urgent Items for reconvened Environment and Protective Services Committee on 12th February...

Monday 10th February

Press Release - Trading Standards Strongly Emphasize Need for Caution

Having issued a release 2 weeks ago regarding Cold Callers offering assistance in applying for the Government’s Green Deal Scheme, Trading Standards at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are now strongly emphasizing caution after a number of people in the Western Isles have fallen victim to the scheme...

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais - Women's Cancer Challenge 2014 Application Form

Lewis Sports Centre: Application form for the 2014 Women's Cancer Challenge 5K...

Friday 6th February

Committees - Comhairle

February 2014 Series: Agendas for Full Council Committee...

Press Release - Cold Callers

Trading Standards Officers at the Comhairle are asking members of the public to be on their guard after being made aware of door to door traders selling generators and power tools in the Western Isles...

Thursday 6th February

Committees - Audit and Scrutiny

February 2014 Series: Agendas for Audit and Scrutiny Committee...

Factfile

Labour Market and Economy census 2011 results updated...

Wednesday 5th February

Press Release - New Chair For Sustainable Development 

Cllr. Alasdair Macleod is the new Chair of Sustainable Development on Comhaile nan EIlean Siar...

Committees - Policy and Resources

February 2014 Series: Agendas for Policy and Resources Committee...

Committees - Health and Social Care

February 2014 Series: Agendas for Health and Social Care Committee...

Press Release - Buses Back On Track 

Comhairle nan EIlean Siar has put in place arrangements for restoring the bus services for Scalpay that were withdrawn last week...

Tuesday 4th February

Factfile - Households

Households census 2011 results updated...

Monday 3rd February

Committees - Budget Documentation

February 2014 Series: Documentation for the 2014/15 Budget...

Committees - Urgent Items.

February 2014 Series: 2nd set of Urgent Items for Education and Children's Services, Environment and Protective Services and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees...