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Monday 31st August

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

07/2015 : Leverburgh Reef Perch - Extinguished...

Press Release - COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTION 2015

Nominations are being sought for each of the Community Councils in the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Local Government Area...

Press Release - COMHAIRLE NAN EILEAN SIAR BY ELECTION - AN TAOBH SIAR AGUS NIS

Prospective candidates are reminded that completed nomination forms must be lodged with the Returning Officer, Election Office, Council Offices, Sandwick Road, Stornoway by no later than 4.00pm on Friday 4 September 2015...

Regeneration - Grant Applications

To access information, register an enquiry or make a grant applications under the Community Capital Grant Scheme and the Town Centre Legacy Fund please use the new  Online Grantvisor appplication...

Press Release - Merchant Navy Day

On Merchant Navy Day, 3 September, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will fly the Red Ensign at its headquarters on Sandwick Road to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers...

Leabharlainn nan Eilean Siar

New Books: August 2015...

Friday 28th August

Leabharlainn nan Eilean Siar - Bookbug

Bookbug Sessions - dates updated...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Thursday 27th August

Business Gateway - Workshop Programme

Autumn 2015 workshop programme added...

Press Release - Blue - Green Algae

Recent samples taken at Loch Chill Donnain, Kildonan, South Uist have indicated the presence of blue-green algae. Further samples taken at East Loch Ollay, South Uist still indicate the presence of blue-green algae, first reported on 15 July. As a precautionary measure, notices have been posted next to both lochs, warning that contact with the algal scum should be avoided...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Wednesday 26th August

The Linda Norgrove Foundation

VALTOS PENINSULA 10K - Saturday 3rd October 2015 - Reef Machair - 12pm...

Press Release - National Lottery Award

‘The Nicolson Institute Music Trust’ recently secured funding from the National Lottery to set up an exciting and innovative Drumming programme - ‘The Big Noise Project’.  The goal of the project is twofold: firstly the establishment of a Drum Corps capable of playing to competition standard with both The Nicolson Institute Pipe Band and Concert Band and, secondly, the development of a community partnership with ‘The Lewis Pipe Band’...

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais

The Sport and Health Section are organizing an SFA Early Touches Certificate Course for those who have an interest in coaching players aged 5-12 years...

Pointers : Young Carers Project

Based in Pointers Drop in Centre in Stornoway, the Pointers Young Carers Project provides activities and services based on the requirements of the young carers who attend...

Tuesday 25th August

Election Office - Community Council Elections

Community Council Elections - 1st Octoberr 2015: Boundary maps added...

Zero Waste Western Isles

Blue & Green Recycling Bins, Lewis and Harris Collection dates September to May 2016 added...

Active Schools

August newsletter added...

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

Article: Consultation on a Change of Policy for the Disposal of Animal By-Products in Parts of Scotland Currently Designated as Remote Areas as Defined Under the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013...
Article: European Year for Development 2015...
Article: Scottish Rural Development Programme Broadband Grant Scheme...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Week 33 Shellfish Results 2015...

Monday 24th August

Press Release - An Taobh Siar agus Nis By Election

A By Election to elect a Councillor for the An Taobh Siar agus Nis Ward is being held...

Press Release - COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTION 2015

Elections to each of the Community Councils in the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar local government area will be held on Thursday 1 October 2015...

Election Office - Community Council Elections

Community Council Elections - 1st Octoberr 2015...

Friday 21st August

Press Release - Unlicensed Doorstep Sellers Operating in the Area

Trading Standards at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have again warned consumers that unlicensed doorstep sellers are operating throughout the Western Isles...

Press Release - Building Skills Grant

Employers in the construction industry in the Western Isles are reminded that funding for Modern Apprenticeship and added value training is still available through the Comhairle’s Building Skills Grant scheme...

Press Release - Levels of Shellfish Toxin back to safe levels

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of the Food Standards Agency has identified that the high levels of shellfish toxins identified in Loch Seaforth, East Loch Tarbert and Loch Stockinish in Harris on 06 August 2015 have returned to safe levels...

Press Release - Unlicensed Sellers operating in the area

Unlicensed sellers are operating on the Isle of Lewis and particularly in the Stornoway area...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Thursday 20th August

Building Standards - Performance Indicators

Performance Indicators updated...

Press Release - Epilepsy Scotland Press Release: Stornoway Hosts Free Epilepsy Information and Awareness Training Events

To get the facts about epilepsy, head over to the Tesco store in Ferry Road, Stornoway on Wednesday 26 August from 2-4pm.  Epilepsy Scotland’s highly trained staff will be there to answer questions and give away useful factsheets at this information event which is free to the public...

Press Release - Epilepsy Scotland Press Release: Tarbert Hosts Free Epilepsy Information Event

To get the facts about epilepsy, head over to the Isle of Harris Community Centre in Pier Road on Thursday 27 August from 10-11am.  Epilepsy Scotland’s highly trained staff will be there to answer questions and give away useful factsheets at this information event which is free to the public...

Outer Hebrides Child Protection - Whats New

McLellan Commission : A review of the current safeguarding policies, procedures and practice within the Catholic Church in Scotland...

Planning Service - Planning Applications

Updated: Area Responsibility...

Outer Hebrides Factfile - Households

Added: Household Estimates...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Wednesday 19th August

Planning Service - Customer Satisfaction

Survey Results 2014-15...

Tuesday 18th August

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

Article: Citizens’ Summary of the European Social Fund 2014-2020...
Article: Citizens’ Summary of the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020...

Building Standards - Performance

Update: Balanced Scorecard 2015-16 Q1...

Press Release - Comhairle Seeks Views on Revised Supplementary Guidance for Wind Energy Development

The Comhairle has launched a consultation on revised Supplementary Guidance for Wind Energy Development...

Committees

August 2015 Series : Agenda for Environment and Protective Services committee updated...

Leabharlainn nan Eilean Siar - Mobile Library Service

Mobile Library timetable updated...

Planning Service - Development Plan Consultations

Review of Supplementary Guidance for Wind Energy Development...

Monday 17th August

Ionad Spòrs Eilean na Hearadh - Isle of Harris Sports Centre

New timetable...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Week 32 Shellfish Results 2015...

Press Release - Consultation on the Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils

Anyone wishing to respond to the consultation on the Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils has until Monday 17 August 2015 to submit their comments...

Social and Community Services - Community Care and Criminal Justice

May be of Interest: link to The National Confidential Forum added...

Friday 14th August

Press Release - Eat Safe Awards

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

Press Release - Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar Consultation on the Proposed Adult Social Care Contribution Policy For Non Residential Services

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is embarking on a consultation process on the impact of the proposed Contribution policy for non-residential care services...

Equality and Diversity - Policies and Performance Monitoring

Equal Pay Audit 2015 added...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Thursday 13th August

Consultations

Consultation on the Impact of the Proposed Adult Social Care Contribution Policy for Non-residential Services...

Children's Hearings

Children's Panel - Recruitment 2015...

Committees

August 2015 Series : Agenda for Environment and Protective Services committee...

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais - Lewis Sports Centre

Updated: Activities / Courses - Adult Classes...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Latest Shellfish Results 2015...

Wednesday 12th August

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais - Lewis Sports Centre

Football Coaching and Multi/Ball Sports 2015...

Education and Children's Services - Organisational Structure

Revised organisational structure...

Tuesday 11th August

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais - Lewis Sports Centre

Timetable: Friday 14th August - Sat 10th October 2015...

Monday 10th August

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

Article: Loganair Wins Public Service Obligation Flights Contract...
Article: Five EU Citizens Rights You Should Know When Travelling Abroad...

Human Resources - Organisational Development - SPI3 - Benchmarking

LGBF Outcome Reports: Museums First Meeting 01/04/15 added...

Friday 7th August

Business Gateway - Approved Funding

May to July 2015 update to list of businesses assisted...

Press Release - Blue-Green Algae

A bloom at Loch Branahuie, discharging onto Melbost Beach is potentially toxic.  As a precautionary measure, notices have been posted next to the loch and the beach...

Thursday 6th August

Press Release - High Levels of Shellfish Toxin

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in Loch Seaforth, East Loch Tarbert and  Loch Stockinish in Harris...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Wednesday 5th August

Licensing - Premises

Premises licence applications updated...

"Kids In The Car" Campaign

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is pleased to be supporting Road Safety Scotland’s “Kids in the Car” campaign....

Press Release - Increased Percentage Passes At All Levels in Eilean Siar SQA Examination Results

2015 Eilean Siar SQA examination results indicate that A-C percentage passes at all levels have increased. The number of presentations across the authority in 2015 has declined...

Library Service

New Books: July 2015...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Latest Shellfish Results 2015...

Tuesday 4th August

Press Release - Tribute to Councillor Iain Morrison

Members and Officers of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar today attended the funeral of former Councillor, Iain Morrison, who passed away aged 60 on Friday 31st July. Iain was elected to the Comhairle in 1999...

Planning Service - Building Conservation (Grant Schemes)

Updated: Thatched Buildings Grant Scheme...