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Friday 29th September

Comhairle Welcomes Government Commitment to Interconnector

The Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Cllr. Roddie Mackay, recently met with Scotland Officer Minister, Lord Duncan, to discuss a number of issues including island renewables...

Thursday 28th September

Comhairle Approves Library Digitisation Policy

The Comhairle’s Communities and Housing Committee this week approved an interim Digitisation Policy which will increase opportunities to support research, learning and cultural engagement....

Committees

October 2017 Series Agendas: Comhairle; Policy and Resources; ...

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais

added: October MOTIV8 ....

Wednesday 27th September

Tourism related to archaeology is worth approximately £4m to the Western Isles

The Comhairle’s Sustainable Development Committee today heard that tourism related to archaeology is worth approximately £4m and 80 FTE jobs in the Western Isles, but has the potential to be worth £8m and 160 FTE jobs...

Comhairle calls on British Gas to consider fairer tariffs for Stornoway customers

Councillor Donald Crichton has written to Mark Hodges the Chief Executive of British Gas asking the company to consider more fair and competitive energy prices for Stornoway customers...

Tuesday 26th September

Western Isles Play Areas/Playparks

At a meeting of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Education, Sport and Children’s Services Committee this afternoon, Tuesday 26th September, Members will be asked to approve a prioritised list for refurbishment of Play Areas in partnership with communities throughout the Western Isles...

Monday 25th September

Developing the Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme in the Western Isles

Members of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Education, Sport and Children’s Services Committee will be asked to note a report at a meeting of the committee tomorrow, Tuesday 26th September, detailing the new model and structure for delivering the Duke of Edinburgh Award in the Western isles...

Independent One Year External Review Hails e-Sgoil as Success

Members of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Education, Sport and Children’s Services will tomorrow, Tuesday 26th September, be asked to note an independent external review of the first year of the transformational change programme in Education and Children's Services in the Western Isles, which has detailed the success of e-Sgoil....

National Gaelic Schools Debate 2017

The announcement of the preliminary rounds of the National Gaelic Schools Debate competition has been made and the 2017 competition looks set to be another excellent year!...

Levels of Shellfish Toxin back to safe levels

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified that the high levels of shellfish toxins identified in East Loch Roag in Lewis on 08 September 2017 have returned to safe levels...

Comhairle Welcomes Community Engagement on Outer Hebrides Ferry Services

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed a new round of stakeholder engagement and consultation on ferry services affecting the Outer Hebrides...

Friday 22nd September

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais

added: Singles Badminton Competition ....

Committees

September 2017 Series Agendas: Audit and Scrutiny; Communities and Housing; Education, Sport and Children’s Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Sustainable Development ...
October 2017 Series: Timetable...

Thursday 21st September

New Chairman of the Integration Joint Board (IJB)

Cllr Kenny John Macleod has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Integration Joint Board (IJB) which oversees a wide range of Health and Social Care Services in the Western Isles...

Wednesday 20th September

Car Parking Charges - Stornoway Town Centre

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee agreed at the June meeting to extend the pay and display into the area known as the Fisherman’s car park, areas of South Beach adjacent to the Star Inn and the Caledonian Hotel...

Scottish Housing Day

Scottish Housing Day is a national event and will be held this year on Thursday 21 September to raise awareness of housing options and the work people in housing do....

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais

added: Indoor Carpet Bowls booking Form....

Tuesday 19th September

Comhairle’s Chairman of Sustainable Development Writes to Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Cllr Donald Crichton, Chairman of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Sustainable Development Committee, has written to Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, to express concern with goose management in the Outer Hebrides....

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

New articles added...

Monday 18th September

Traffic Regulation Orders

A858 Garynahine, Callanish & Breasclete, Isle Of Lewis (40mph Speed Limit) Order 2017
Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar ( Off-Street) Parking Places ( Pay & Display ) Order 2017

Friday 15th September

Tribute To Former Chief Executive

The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has paid tribute to former Comhairle Chief Executive, Dr George Macleod, who passed away aged 74 on Friday 15th September 2017...

Committees

September 2017 Series : timetable...

Tuesday 12th September

Trading Standards Warning

Trading Standards are advising local businesses to be aware of (phishing) e-mails from claims companies who are offering services to reduce the costs of business rates...

Monday 11th September

LOCAL PEOPLE URGED TO FIGHT NUISANCE CALLS

Western Isles Citizens Advice Service is today (11/09) launching a campaign to urge Western Isles residents to protect themselves and their loved ones from nuisance phone calls, and to fight back by reporting them...

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

New articles added...

Friday 8th September

High Levels of Shellfish Toxin

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in East Loch Roag in Lewis....

Thursday 7th September

Fossil Hunters Exhibition at Museum nan Eilean, Sgoil Lionacleit

The opening of ‘Fossil Hunters’ touring exhibition from National Museums Scotland will open at Museum nan Eilean, Sgoil Lionacleit, Benbecula on Friday October 20th.  It had been anticipated that the much acclaimed exhibition would open this week but, due to operational reasons, the opening date has been rescheduled until October....

Applications for Membership of the Children’s Panel Now Open!

Applications for membership of the Children’s Panel in the Western Isles are now open...

Tuesday 5th September

Erasmus + Programme

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Sgoil an Taobh Siar and Comunn na Gàidhlig have been involved in a minority languages (Gaelic; Occitan and Gaelige) Erasmus project with counterparts from France and Ireland, for the last three years and held their dissemination event on 30 August 2017 at Lews Castle College...

Committees

June 2017 Series : Committee minutes...

Monday 4th September

Positive Talks On Island Renewables

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has described a meeting with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Industry & Energy, Richard Harrington MP and Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy at the Scottish Government, to discuss Island renewables as very positive. The talks focused around the delivery of the Conservative Party manifesto to support Island renewables...