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Monday 31st March

EDIC - Newsletters

March 2014 newsletter added...

Executive Office - Corporate Policy - Performance

Public Performance Monitoring [ SPI1 (Corporate Management)] updates...

Friday 28th March

Ionad Sp˛rs Le˛dhais

MOTIV8 Easter Shinty Booking form added...

Press Release - Lews Castle Meeting Between OHTIA and Project Board

The Lews Castle Project Board, local business representatives and members of the OHTIA met today with Natural Retreats, the preferred bidder for the Castle project...

Thursday 27th March

Executive Office - Corporate Policy - Performance

The Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF) pulls together performance information, customer satisfaction results and performance information for key service areas such as education, social work, housing and leisure...

Committees - Decision Reports

February 2014 Series: Decision reports for Environment and Protective Services Committees on 4th and 12th February 2014, and Policy and Resources Committee on 13th February...

Press Release - Western Isles Development Trust – Reminder to Apply Before 31st March

The Western Isles Development Trust (WIDT) is seeking ordinary members from across the islands to join the charitable trust...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Press Release - Harris Tweed Workshop

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar held a one day workshop entitled ‘Grow your business with the Harris Tweed brand’ in Stornoway Town Hall on Tuesday 25th March. The workshop was delivered by Janice Kirkpatrick, Director of Graven Images in Glasgow...

Wednesday 26th March

Education & Children's Services - Children and Families

Inspection: Care Inspectorate inspection reports can be accessed via the Care Inspectorate website...

Tuesday 25th March

Committees - Minutes

February 2014 Series: All minutes for all Comhairle Committees...

Press Release - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to Participate in World Earth Hour 2014

For the sixth year running, the Comhairle will participate in World Earth Hour...

Press Release - Crofter Building Grant Scheme Needs to be Increased and Promoted

Councillor Donald Crichton, Vice Chairman of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's Sustainable Development Committee, has called on the Scottish Government to increase and promote the Crofter Building Grant Scheme in light of statistics that show the grant is under used and that a high number of applications are rejected...

Sgoil Lionacleit Sports Centre - Easter MOTIV8

Easter 2014 MOTIV8 sports programme and booking form...

Press Release - Way Ahead for New School in North Uist

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Chair of Education and Children’s Services has welcomed news that the Scottish Government does not intend to call in the decisions to close Paible, Carinish and Lochmaddy schools as the Comhairle has fulfilled its obligations under the 2010 Act...

Press Release - North Harris Trust Community Ballot (Postal Voters ľ Reminder To Return Postal Ballot Papers)

Voters in the North Harris Estate area are reminded that the deadline for returning Ballot Papers is 4.00pm on Thursday 27 March 2014...

Thursday 20th March

Education and Children's Services - Consultations

Proposals to revise catchment boundaries...

Wednesday 19th March

Business Gateway - Outer Hebrides Visitor Survey 2013

Final Report: Outer Hebrides Visitor Survey 2012/13 (PDF, 2.6Mb )

Committees - Minutes

February 2014 Series: Minutes for Education & Children's Services, Environment & Protective Services, Sustainable Development and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees...

Tuesday 18th March

Finance & Corporate Resources - Financial Information

2014-15 Budget Book added...

Press Release - Comhairle Welcomes Consultation by the OFT

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed a consultation by the OFT on proposals to improve competition in the supply of petrol and diesel to filling stations in the Western Isles...

Monday 17th March

Press Release - Queenĺs Baton Relay

The Queenĺs Baton will be arriving in the Western Isles on Monday 7th July, and will make its way north from Castlebay with Community Events also taking place in Daliburgh, Benbecula, Tarbert and Lionel with the Evening Celebration Event in Stornoway on Tuesday 8th...

Press Release - Statement re Traffic Warden Service

The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Norman A Macdonald said: ôI was surprised and disappointed to learn that the SNP group on the Comhairle was claiming credit for the temporary continuation of the traffic warden service...

Council Tax 

Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rates Information Leaflet (PDF, 110K) 2014-15 added...

Friday 14th March

Leabharlainn nan Eilean Siar - Library

Information updated...

Licensing - Premises Licences

Applications updated...

Licensing - Occasional Licences

Applications updated...

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

Article: Consultation – Energy Market 
Article: Bite The Ballot - A Party Neutral Movement On A Mission To Empower Young Voters

Thursday 13th March

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Wednesday 12th March

Housing Services - Homelessness

Performance Figures updated...

Tuesday 11th March

Press Release - Traffic Warden Services Restored

Traffic warden services for the Western Isles have been restored. The move follows lobbying of Police Scotland by the Comhairle and MSPs...

Education - Policy and Documents

Numeracy Strategy added...

Children and Families - Adoption & Fostering Frequenty Asked Questions

FAQ's updated..

Children and Families - Have You Ever Considered Fostering?

Contact and links updated.

Monday 10th March

Ionad Sp˛rs Le˛dhais & Active Schools - Easter MOTIV8

Easter MOTIV8 activities updated.

Press Release - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Fly Commonwealth Flag to mark Commonwealth Day

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar today formally raised the Commonwealth Flag to celebrate Commonwealth Day...

Scotland’s Environment Website Youth Discussion Competition

Would you like to win £1000 and other great prizes? Enter Scotland’s Environment Website Youth Discussion competition by 31 March for a chance to win...

Press Release - Heads of European parliament offices in the UK and Edinburgh to meet with Outer Hebrides voters

On Thursday 22 May 2014, voters go to the polls to elect six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for Scotland...

Friday 7th March

Press Release - Western Isles Development Trust

The Western Isles Development Trust (WIDT) is seeking  ordinary members from across the islands to join the charitable trust...

Press Release - Chair of Sustainable Development calls for Caledonian MacBrayne to improve services

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Chair of Sustainable Development has joined calls for Caledonian MacBrayne to improve services on the Stornoway-Ullapool ferry route...

Thursday 4th March

Sport Relief 2014

Sport Relief 2014 entry form...

Wednesday 5th March

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Outer Hebrides Factfile - 2011 Census

2011 Local Authority Census Profile added...

Press Release - The Western Isles Island Games Association wishes to appoint Team Managers for the Natwest Island Games 2015

The newly appointed Executive of the Western Isles Island Games Association (WIIGA) is wishing to appoint Team Managers to select and prepare athletes for the 2015 NatWest Island Games in Jersey...

Press Release - Traffic Warden Provision

CNES is raising the matter of traffic warden provision with the Chief Constable following a decision by Police Scotland not to support the temporary arrangement for funding as previously agreed...

Press Release - Commonwealth Flag Raising Event

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will be helping to make history on Monday 10th March in a new celebration of Commonwealth Day...

Business Gateway - March 2014 Workshop Programme

Tendering workshop added to the March 2014 programme, one in Balivanich on Wednesday 26th March and one in Stornoway on Friday 28th March...

Tuesday 4th March

Building Standards - Building Warrant Applications

Performance indicators for January 2014...

Education & Children's Services - Early Years Services (Pre-School and Nursery Education)

2014/15 Pre-school information leaflet added...

Monday 3rd March

Press Release - Upcoming ‘Harris Tweed ®’ Workshop ‘Grow your business with the Harris Tweed brand’

As demand for Harris Tweed ®’ continues, a one day interactive workshop has been developed exclusively for businesses and individuals working with Harris Tweed ®’ fabric. This is funded by the European Social Fund, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Harris Tweed Industry...

Press Release - First Eat Safe Awards in Outer Hebrides

The Eat Safe Award is granted by the Environmental Health Service  of  Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in conjunction with the Food Standards Agency. In Scotland the award is available to all establishments selling food directly to consumers...