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Friday 28th November

Press Release - Comhairle and Cal-Mac Meet 

Cal-Mac and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have agreed to a review of alternative arrangements for the 6 week period of works on the linkspan at Ullapool Harbour...

Press Release - Smith Commission 

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the Smith Commission’s recommendation that Crown Estate Scottish Revenues should be transferred to Scotland and further devolved to local authority areas...

Committees

November Series : Audit and Scrutiny, Policy and Resources agendas...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Thursday 27th November

Library Service

New books...

Committees

November Series : Full Council meeting agenda...

Wednesday 26th November

Committees

November Series : Health & Social Care committee agenda...

Planning Service - Development Plan Consultations

Update to Review of Supplementary Guidance for Wind Energy Development...

Press Release - Comhairle Represented At Sustainable Scotland Conference 

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar was represented at last night’s Sustainable Scotland Network Conference 2014. The annual Conference, which was held in Edinburgh, has been the meeting place for public sector collaboration on sustainable development policy and practice for the past ten years...

Europe Direct Information Centre - Outer Hebrides

New articles added:
2014 Consultation on the Management of Inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas Approaches
EU Investment Plan of €315 Billion

Press Release - Comhairle and Scottish Government urge crofters to respond to CAP Letter 

Scottish Government officials have urged crofters in the Western Isles to respond to letters they have received which determine their allocation of funding under new CAP reforms...

Tuesday 25th November

Press Release - Free Christmas Park and Ride Scheme 

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is operating a free Christmas park and ride Scheme for members of the public from Saturday 29th November. ...

Monday 24th November

Press Release - Comhairle Sets out Agenda for New Environment Minister 

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed new Environment Minister Aileen McLeod, MSP, to her post and hopes the constructive dialogue begun with her predecessor Paul Wheelhouse can be continued with her in the future...

Building Standards - Building (Scotland) Act 2003 Forms

Consideration of High Efficiency Alternative Systems in New Buildings forms added...

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

NLB 22 of 2014 Eilean Glas added...

Committees

November Series : Urgent items...
Education and Children Services, Environment and Protective Services, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Infrastrucure added...

Friday 21st November

Press Release - Recommendation For Increase In Pay For Lower Paid Employees

A report to the Comhairle’s next Policy and Resources Committee (4th December) recommends that the Comhairle pay the Living Wage, exclusive of Distant Islands Allowance...

Equality and Diversity - Equality Impact

Initial Impact Assessment Form updated...

Press Release - Comhairle Community Capital Grant Fund - Third Round Approvals

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has announced significant Grant awards in the third-round of its Community Capital Grant Fund. Projects totalling over £2M were awarded £234,977 in funding from the CCGF...

Thursday 20th November

Press Release - WIEPCG Meet To Discuss Implications Of Reduced Ferry Timetable

The Western Isles Emergency Planning Co-Ordination Group (WIEPCG) has met to discuss the implications of the 6-week change in ferry services that will mean vehicular traffic travelling between Stornoway and Uig on Skye...

Building Warrant Applications - Performance Indicators

October Indicators added...

Leabharlainn nan Eilean Siar - Western Isles Libraries

Book Week Scotland 2014, including the Big WI Read...

Wednesday 19th November

Education and Children's Services - Current Consultation Documents

Proposal to Revise the Catchment Boundary for Leverhulme Memorial School and Sir E Scott School added...

Press Release - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Chair of Transportation Responds to Cal-Mac Announcement

Responding to an announcement from Cal-Mac on a 6 week period of changes to ferry services during the Spring of next year, Cllr John Mackay, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Chair of Transportation and Infrastructure, said; “It is disappointing that these arrangements were not discussed with the Western Isles community ...

Committees

November Series : Environment and Protective Services committee agenda...
September Series : All Committees minutes added...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Press Release - Blue - Green Algae

Recent samples taken at Loch Gil Speireig Mhor (NB 32770 30500) near Achmore have indicated the presence of blue-green algae...

Press Release - Harris House – Official Opening

The opening of Harris House, a state of the art Care Home, took place this afternoon (Tuesday 18th November) at 2pm. The building was officially opened by Effie Maclennan, long serving staff member and former matron for nearly 25 years, of the Old Harris House...

Tuesday 18th November

Press Release - Awards for All

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar was recently awarded £10,000 from the Awards for All - Big Lottery Fund. The funding will go towards running a National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Residential weekend in Summer 2015...

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

Notices 11/2014 & 12?2014 unlit navigation lights, added...

Committees

November Series : Transportation and Infrastructure, and Sustainable Development committee agendas...

Monday 17th November

Committees

November Series : Education & Children's Services agenda...

Press Release - Comhairle to Make Case for Improving Crofter Housing Grant

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will meet with Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse this week (Thursday) to make the case for improving the Crofter Housing Grant  and to discuss a range of other issues in relation to crofting...

Press Release - Western Isles Poverty Action Group

Following on from the recent meeting between the Comhairle and SSE to discuss electricity tariffs, at which WIPAG was represented, WIPAG recognises SSE’s commitment to a UK universal and lower tariff in the future. However the achieving of such a tariff may take years and is of no immediate benefit to the 71% of households in the Outer Hebrides who are in Fuel Poverty...

Lewis and Harris Sports Council

2014-15 Calendars added...

Press Release - Success For Archaeological Rescue

A prehistoric basket found on the coast at Baleshare in North Uist has been successfully extricated and saved for full analysis...

Chief Executive's Department - Quarter 2 Performance Reports

Performance management reports for Quarter 2 of 2014/2015...

Thursday 13th November

Community Learning & Development - Uist & Barra Classes

Learning classes for Uist and Barra...

Business Gateway - Approved Funding

Updated: approved funding 2013 and 2014...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Wednesday 12th November

Regeneration (CCGFA)

Community Capital Grant Fund Awards...

Cleansing Services - Bin Collection Dates

Organic and residual bin collection dates added...

Tuesday 11th November

Press Release - CASTLEBAY SHINES AT SQA AWARDS CEREMONY

An island school in the Outer Hebrides has swept the board at the 2014 Scottish Qualifications Authority Star Awards...

Europe Direct Information Centre - Outer Hebrides

New articles added: 'IRISH SCOTTISH LINKS ON ENERGY STUDY (ISLES)' and 'Scotland's Agenda for EU Reform' ...

Monday 10th November

Press Release - Western Isles Representatives Meet With SSE Over Electricity Surcharge

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and the Western Isles Poverty Action Group met today with representatives of the energy company SSE to discuss the 2p per unit surcharge that consumers in the Highlands and Islands pay on their electricity bills...

Press Release - Concerns Over Cancellation of Car Ferry Service

The Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership met on Thursday night in Stornoway and has added its voice to the growing concerns about the lack of community consultation from CMAL and Cal Mac over the proposed 6 week cancellation of the Ullapool car ferry service...

Technical Services - Winter Maintenance

Winter Maintenance Policy 2014-15...

Zero Waste Western Isles - News

Local Volunteer Cleans Gress Beach...

Friday 7th November

Registration Service - Fees – Certificates

Fees updated...

Constitutional Documents

Financial Regulations document updated...

Thursday 6th November

Press Release - Consultation Needed Over 6 week Ferry Disruption

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has received confirmation that ferry services will be disrupted for a period of 6 weeks early in the New Year as a result of works to the linkspan at Ullapool harbour. It has also been confirmed that Cal Mac will consult with relevant authorities...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais

Timetables, adult classes, lane swimming updated...

Wednesday 5th November

Our Islands Our Future

Submission to Smith Commission added...

Monday 3rd November

Press Release - The Living Wage

Responding to a statement from UNISON regarding the Living Wage, a spokesperson for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said: “The Comhairle has always paid the Living Wage to its employees. ...

Europe Direct Information Centre - Outer Hebrides

November newsletter added and new articles Europe direct information centre - New articles on a strong European policy to support SMEs and entrepreneurs, Public consultation on the Small Business Act and European Commission presses for adequate funding for jobs...

Press Release - National Consumer Week

Putting a stop to doorstep crime is the top national priority for the Trading Standards Service in Scotland. As part of this year’s National Consumer week, Trading Standards at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are asking Western Isles residents to ‘be good neighbours and stop rogue traders...