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Friday 27th November

Committees

November 2015 Series: Policy and Resources agenda...

Leabharlainn nan Eilean Siar - Mobile Library Service

Mobile Library Timetable updated...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Thursday 26th November

Election Office - Community Council Members

Updated list of new community council members...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Wednesday 25th November

Child Protection Workshops

Sport and Health are hosting and running 2 Child protection workshops in December...

Committees

November 2015 Series: Audit & Scrutiny agenda...

Education & Children's Services - School Rolls

New: Summary of School Rolls 2015-16...

Tuesday 24th November

Press Release - Engagement Event on Education Bill Gaelic Provision

An engagement event is being held for Western Isles teachers and parents regarding the Education Bill Gaelic provision on the evening of 30 November 2015...

Committees

November 2015 Series: Health and Social Care, Tranportation & Infrastructure and Environment & Protective Services agendas and urgent items...

European Direct Information Centre - Articles, News and Events

Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation Grant Scheme
Beyond Energy Action Strategies (BEAST) Project
Europe Direct Information Centre – Outer Hebrides Events
European Year for Development 2015

Food Safety - Shellfish Biotoxin Results

Updated: Shellfish Biotoxin Results...

Press Release - Comhairle Leader Calls On UK Government To Implement Smith Commission Recommendations In Full

Comhairle Leader Calls on UK Government to Implement Smith Commission recommendations in full...

Education & Children's Services - The SCHOLAR Programme

Updated : Curriculum Support - The SCHOLAR Programme...

Monday 23rd November

Press Release - Uist and Barra Bus Project Shortlisted for Rural Innovators Award

The Uist and Barra bus project is one of four projects which have been shortlisted for a Rural Innovators Award 2015-16 under the ‘Transport and Infrastructure’ Category...

Committees

November 2015 Series: Sustainable Development and Tranportation & Infrastructure agendas...

Public Performance Reporting

The Public Performance Calendar for 2016...

Performance Management

Service Business Plans 2015/16 - Quarter 2 Progress Reports by Department...

Friday 20th November

Licensing - Occasional Licences

Occasional Licences updated...

Thursday 19th November

e-Stòras Success at the Gaelic Awards 2015

e-Stòras won the award for Innovation in Education at last night’s Gaelic Awards 2015. The website, which was created by the Multimedia Unit, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Education and Children’s Services Department, is part of their remit to create educational resources for pupils in Gaelic Medium Education...

Food Safety - Shellfish Biotoxin Results

Updated: Shellfish Biotoxin Results...

Building Standards : Building Warrant Applications

Performance Indicators Updated...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Wednesday 18th November

Committees

November 2015 Series : Education & Children's Services, Environment & Protective Services, Local Review Body and Comataidh Buileachaidh Plana Canan agendas...

Press Release - COMMUNITY CAPITAL GRANTS AWARDED BY COMHAIRLE

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar announced awards of £330,000 from the fifth-round of its Community Capital Grant Fund for three projects totalling over £2.3m. Grants were awarded to Urras Storas an Rubha, Urras Eachdraidh Uibhist a Deas and Great Bernera Community Development Trust, for the purchase of the island estate by its community...

Regeneration - Community Capital Grant Fund Awards

Updated: Community Capital Grant Fund Awards...

Licensing

Update: Occasional Licences...
New: Licensing Forum...

Tuesday 17th November

Committees

November 2015 Series : Timetable...

Performance Monitoring and Reporting

Updated: SPI2 - Cultural and Community Services, SPI2 - Protective Services and SPI2 - Planning...

Press Release - Adult Learners Week - 24 Years On!

It’s 24 years since the first Adult Learners Week and it’s a year of change with Adult Learners Week moving to November for the first time ever. As a result, a number of events celebrating adult learning in the Western Isles have been organised by the Comhairle’s Adult Learning and Employability team to take place during the week starting Saturday 21st November which is national Adult Learners’ Week 2015...

Press Release - Archivist Appointed to Lews Castle Museum and Archive Project

The Lews Castle Museum and Archive project takes a step forward with the arrival of our new archivist, Seonaid McDonald, who starts on 26th November. Seonaid will be picking up where the Tasglann nan Eilean Siar project left off, and hopes to build on the strong foundations already laid by former archivist David Powell...

Press Release - Modern Gaelic Resource is ‘App’ Tastic

Learning and enjoying Gaelic song has just got easier, thanks to a new Gaelic song app. Launching this afternoon at Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu, Òrain na Cloinne Bige’ is a free downloadable app and website featuring twenty Gaelic songs recorded by five talented young singers from the Western Isles...

Monday 16th November

Press Release - Book Week Scotland 2015 - Celebrate the Transformative Power of Reading

Western Isles Libraries is holding a series of events for Book Week Scotland 2015 (23 – 29 November). Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of books and reading that brings hundreds of free events to a variety of venues across the country...

Friday 13th November

Food Safety - Shellfish Biotoxin Results

Shellfish Biotoxin Results, Scottish results added...

Europe Direct Information Centre - Outer Hebrides

Europe Direct Information Centre Survey added...

Thursday 12th November

Severe Weather - Disruption to Services

The multi-agency Emergency Planning Group for the Western Isles, WIEPCG, met today at 12pm to discuss the severe weather forecast for the Islands on Thursday 12th November and Friday 13th November. High winds are expected with gusts of up to 90mph. An amber warning has been issued...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Europe Direct Information Centre - Newsletters

Newsletter: Issue 18 - November 2015...

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

No. 10/2015: Ardveenish Harbour, Isle Of Barra, Western Isles, Scotland - Ardveenish Sector Light...

Press Release - SSE's Electricity Charges

Speaking after SSE announced half yearly pre-tax profits of £549M, up by 48% on the same period last year, Cllr Angus McCormack, Chair of the Western Isles Poverty Action Group, said: “It is completely unacceptable that 71% of people in the Western Isles are in fuel poverty..

Wednesday 11th November

Press Release - Severe Weather

Members of The Western Isles Emergency Planning Group (WIEPCG) met today to discuss the amber weather warning for the Western Isles tomorrow Thursday (12th Nov) from 9pm and into Friday (13th Nov) until 12 noon...

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

No. 09/2015: Kirkibost Harbour, Isle Of Great Bernera, Western Isles, Scotland - Ardvanich Pt & Tidal Rock Lights...

Comhairle Budget 2016-18

The Comhairle has agreed its 2015/16 budget and the Budget Book for 2015/16 has now been published...

Book Week Scotland 2015 - At Your Library!

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Week 44 Shellfish Results 2015...

Tuesday 10th November

Press Release - Comhairle Welcomes Further Consultation on Crofter Housing Grant Scheme

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government to consult further on the Crofter Housing Grant Scheme...

Monday 9th November

Press Release - Budget Consultation Meetings

The Comhairle’s budget consultation meetings get underway this week with events in Tarbert and Stornoway...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Week 43 Shellfish Results 2015...

Press Release - e-Stòras, Has Been Short-listed in the Innovation in Education Category at This Year’s Gaelic Awards

The website, which was created by the Multimedia Unit, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Education and Children’s Services Department, is part of their remit to create educational resources for pupils in Gaelic Medium Education...

Castlebay Sports Centre

Update: Pool and Fitness Suite Opening Times - Amended Timetable...

Thursday 5th November

Outer Hebrides Child Protection - What's New In Child Protection?

Current Items : Digital Dangers...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Wednesday 4th November

CnES Complaints

Quarterly Complaints Monitoring - Julty to September 2015...

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais / Lewis Sports Centre : Timetable

Lane swimming timetable updated...

Tuesday 3rd November

Cleansing Services - Organic and Residual Bin Collection Dates

Updated collection dates...

European Direct Information Centre - Articles, News and Events

A Deeper and Fairer Single Market - Commission Boosts Opportunities for Citizens and Business
European Commission Adopts 2016 Work Programme
European Year For Development 2015 Event
Protecting Public Services in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and other EU Trade Agreements

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

No. 08/2015: Lochmaddy Harbour, Isle Of North Uist, Western Isles, Scotland - Vallaquie Sectored Light...

Press Release - Consumers Urged to Know Their Rights This National Consumer Week

Consumers are being urged to get to grips with the new provisions in the Consumer Rights Act to avoid frustration when giving and receiving gifts this Christmas...

Press Release - Island Leaders Welcome UK Government Commitment to Island ‘Proofing’

Island Leaders have welcomed the UK Government’s commitment to Island ‘proofing’ – the concept that legislation should not work to the detriment of the particular circumstances of island communities...

Monday 2nd November

Leabharlainn nan Eilean Siar

New Books list updated...
Mobile Library timetable updated...

Press Release - The Great Tapestry of Scotland Comes to the Outer Hebrides

Part of one of Scotland’s most popular artworks will be on display in the Outer Hebrides during November and December. In partnership with Museum nan Eilean, 30 panels from the tapestry will be on display at Sgoil Lionacleit from 14 November-December 22..

Press Release - Keose Glebe Ballot

Electors in the Keose Glebe Community Area are again reminded that they have until 12 Noon on Tuesday 3 November 2015 to return their postal ballot papers. Ballot papers can be posted or handed in directly to the Returning Officer, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Council Offices, Sandwick Road, Stornoway...

Press Release - OUTER HEBRIDES LEADER 2014-2020 PROGRAMME NOW OPEN

The Outer Hebrides LEADER Local Action Group is delighted to announce that the Outer Hebrides LEADER 2014-2020 Programme has been awarded over £3m to support projects throughout the islands and Expressions of Interest are now being accepted...

Building Standards - Performance Indicators

Updated: Balanced Scorecard 2015-16...

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais / Lewis Sports Centre : Timetable

Update : Timetable: Monday 2nd November to Friday 18th December 2015...

Consumer and Environmental Services - Annual Service Plan and Quarterly Monitoring

Service Plan 2015/16 Monitoring : Quarter 2...

Planning Service - Planning Performance Framework

Planning Performance Framework – Feedback Report 2014-2015...