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Thursday 24th December

Press Release - Budget Consultation Meetings

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has agreed dates for the budget consultation meetings which will be held throughout the Western Isles in January....

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Building Standards - Building Warrant Applications

Performance Indicators updated...

Wednesday 23rd December

Press Release - Severe Weather - Disruption to Services

The multi-agency Western Isles Emergency Planning Coordinating Group met today to discuss the severe weather forecast for the islands this evening, Wednesday 23 December...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Monday 21st December

Press Release - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Calls for Extended Consultation Period

Cllr Alasdair Macleod, Chair of Sustainable Development at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, has backed calls by the local MP, and others, to have the consultation on fresh changes to restrictions on important fishing grounds, extended...

Planning Service - Development Plan Consultations

Development Plan Main Issues Report consultation...

Performance Monitoring and Reporting

Updated: SPI3 - Benchmarking...

Friday 18th December

Sgoil Lionacleit Sports Centre

Get active in 2016 added...

Ionad Sp˛rs Eilean na Hearadh - Timetables

Christmas Holiday Timetable updated...

Active Schools

December newsletters added...

Thursday 17th December

Ionad Sp˛rs Le˛dhais - Timetables

Full Swimming Timetable updated...

Press Release - Inspiring Pupil From Western Isles Chosen As Young Ambassador For Inclusion

Eilidh MacLeod from The Nicolson Institute, Stornoway has been chosen as one of Scotland’s Young Ambassadors for Inclusion...

Press Release - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader Writes to Minister of State for Defence Procurement Over Renewable Energy in the Uists

In a recent letter to Philip Dunne MP, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Cllr Angus Campbell, Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said...

Press Release - Outer Hebrides Tourism Success in 2015

Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Angus Campbell has welcomed recently published figures which show an increase in visits and spend for the first 6 months of the year in Scotland...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Wednesday 16th December

Press Release - Statement Regarding Judicial Review On Castle

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the decision of the Court of Session on a judicial review into the tendering of the hospitality contract for the Lews Castle Development in the Outer Hebrides...

Tuesday 15th December

Press Release - Trial Christmas Period Opening Times for Uist and Barra Sports Facilities

Castlebay Sports Centre and Liniclate Sports Centre will be open to the public for three days between Christmas and New Year this year as part of a pilot project to enable customers in the Southern Isles to make use of facilities over the holiday period. Usage levels will be assessed to see if it will be feasible to make the trial a regular feature in coming years – so we would encourage everyone to use of the facilities over the Festive period and work off some of those excess calories!...

European Direct Information Centre - Articles, News and Events

Historic Climate Deal in Paris: EU Leads Global Efforts
EU Adopts Ç310m Investment Package for the UK Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors
How Does the EU Affect Our Daily Lives?

Ionad Sp˛rs Le˛dhais - Timetables

Lane Swimming Timetable updated...

Sport & Health - Sports Centre Holiday Programmes

Castlebay Sports Centre...
Lionacleit Sports Centre...

Food Safety - Shellfish Biotoxin Results

Updated: Shellfish Biotoxin Results...

Monday 14th December

Child Sexual Exploitation – Multi-Agency Development Day (Stornoway)

The workshop that was due to take place in Stornoway tonight has been postponed until Monday 11th January 2016...

Planning Service - Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan (LDP) - Housing Land Audit

Housing Land Audit for 2015 published...

Press Release - Islanders Urged To Take Part In The Scottish Government’s Consultation On An Islands’ Bill

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is urging islanders to take part in the Scottish Government’s consultation on an Islands’ Bill...

Friday 11th December

Ionad Sp˛rs Le˛dhais

Christmas Sports Activities added...

LEADER Innse Gall

2014-2020 Programme update...

Press Release - Have Your Say On Island Air Services

Online survey launched to understand how islanders and visitors use the current air services with the mainland. This quick 5 minute survey hopes to identify areas of importance and give air users the chance to share their experiences and outline any changes they would like to see...

Thursday 10th December

Press Release - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s First Facebook Q+A Session

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will run question and answer sessions on a range of topics over the coming months, beginning with a one hour session on the Islands’ Bill tonight, Thursday 10th December at 7pm...

Planning Service - Application Forms & Guidance

New : Fish Farming Prior Notification...

Committees

September 2015 Series: Education & Children's Services and Environment & Protective Services minutes...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Wedesday 9th December

Education and Children's Services - School Inspection Reports

2015 Reports : New reports added...

Education and Children's Services - Children and Families (Educational Psychology)

Updated: Educational Psychological Assessment Tools and Recommendations for Usage...

Tuesday 8th December

European Direct Information Centre - Articles, News and Events

Christmas Food for Allergy Sufferers
Safer Presents thanks to European Commission Rapid Alert System and CE Label
A Digital Single Market for Europe
Europe Direct Information Centre - Outer Hebrides, Events in Uist

Comhairle Budget 2016-18

Updated: Notes from public meetings and updated budget strategy...

Committees

September 2015 Series: Sustainable Development and Transportation & Infrastructure minutes...

Food Safety - Shellfish Biotoxin Results

Updated: Shellfish Biotoxin Results...

Education and Children's Services - Probationer Induction Year

Updated: Induction Guidelines 2015...

Monday 7th December

Don't Risk It

A driver gets stopped on average every two minutes. Don't risk it. Don't drink and drive....

Cleansing Services

PUBLIC NOTICE : There are a number of planned changes to Refuse and Recycling Collections in the Western Isles on Friday 25 December 2015 and Friday 1 and 8 January 2016...

Press Release - Child Sexual Exploitation – Multi-Agency Development Days

The Outer Hebrides Child Protection Committee has set up a multi-agency CSE working group to raise awareness and to put in place measures to ensure the safety of children and young people across the islands...

Friday 4th December

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Press Release - Beinn Ghrideag Success at Green Energy Awards

Beinn Ghrideag Windfarm project was awarded the Best Community Project Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards which were held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Thursday 3rd December...

Committees

November 2015 Series: Environment & Protective Services committee, Decision Reports....

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Thursday 3rd December

Press Release - Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to take part in Facebook Session on Islands' Bill

Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to take part in Facebook Session on Islands’ Bill...

Santa Run 2015

Entry form and route...

Sgoil Lionacleit Sports Centre - Amended Opening Hours

Alterations to the Sports Centre Opening hours due to the School Christmas Dance...

Business Gateway - Approved Funding

Update: Approved Funding November 2015...

Wednesday 2nd December

Press Release - Comhairle Concern over position of Gaelic Broadcasting

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has raised concerns over the current position of Gaelic broadcasting after the UK Government announced it was cutting its funding, meaning that there will be a gap of ú1m in the budget...

Food Safety - Shellfish Biotoxin Results

Updated: Shellfish Biotoxin Results...

Education and Children's Services - Curriculum Support

Into headship updated...

Committees

November 2015 Series: Environment & Protective Services committee, additional urgent Items....

Tuesday 1st December

Child Protection - What's New

The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (Celsis) have just launched their new website to make it easier for interested browsers to keep up to speed with what's going on for looked after children and young people in Scotland...

Press Release - BEAST Partners On Track to Invest € 40 Million In Clean Energy

How can communities make their sustainable energy ambitions come true? The partners in the BEAST project (short for ‘Beyond Energy Action Plans’) seem to have found a way. In nine European countries, they are assisting local authorities to launch 23 projects that are leading to measurable energy savings and an increase of the share of renewable energy sources. As of now, the project that was started in 2014 has already resulted in more than € 3 million of investments...

New ePlanning Portal

The implementation of a replacement ePlanning portal will commence on 13 January 2016.  The new portal will be called ePlanning.Scot...

Committees

November 2015 Series: Education & Children's Sewrvices and Environment & Protective Services decision reports...