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Tuesday 26th July

SSE Monopoly over THTC

Not content with surcharging the people of the Western Isles by 2p per unit of electricity used, it has come to light that SSE has a monopoly on Total Heating Total Control tariffs in the Highlands and Islands. This means that people on THTC are unable to switch to cheaper tariffs costing them hundreds of pounds each year...

Benbecula Jobcentre Plus Outreach Services moves to Balivanich Council Office in Uist

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and the Jobcentre Plus are working to improve services for customers following the placement of a Jobcentre outreach worker at the Balivanich Council Office in Uist...

Trading Standards Warning

Trading Standards Officers at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are aware of doorstep sellers currently on the Isle of Lewis who may be selling tools and electrical equipment...

Scottish Graduate Placement Programme

Looking for your first graduate job after completing your degree? We offer you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with a local private sector business or social enterprise...

Monday 25th July

ERASMUS+ Project

Sgoil an Taobh Siar and local partners Comunn na Gàidhlig and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar last month welcomed to the Isle of Lewis a party of five staff and forty-five Occitan-speaking children from the College Francois de Belleforest in Samatan in the mid-Pyrenees region of France...

Notices to Mariners

No. 03/2016 : New Ardveenish Harbour, Isle Of Barra,Western Isles, Scotland...

Thursday 21st July

Affordable Homes for First Time Buyers

The Scottish Government’s Low-cost Initiative for First Time Buyers (LIFT) brings together several ways to help households access home ownership. These include...

Wednesday 20th July

CnES Arts and Culture Funding : Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards 2016(#VACMAScotland)

In 2016 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will continue to work in partnership with Creative Scotland to support individual artists and makers who live and work in the Outer Hebrides...

Leabharlainn nan Eilean Siar - e-Audiobooks and eBooks with BorrowBox

Access books around the clock, and from wherever you are in the world, with our new digital service, BorrowBox.  We have eAudio books (and a small selection of eBooks) available...

Monday 18th July

Comhairle Seeks Meeting with new Secretary of State for Business and Energy

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is seeking an early meeting with the new Secretary of State for Business and Energy, Greg Clark MP...

Friday 15th July

First Syrian Families Resettle in Outer Hebrides

The first Syrian families to resettle in the Outer Hebrides under a UK Government funded scheme have arrived and are settling into their new accommodation in Stornoway...

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 Loch Seaforth, East Loch Tarbert and Loch Stockinish in Harris on 17 June 2017 have returned to safe levels...

Thursday 14th July

High Levels of Shellfish Toxin

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

Wednesday 13th July

Comhairle Welcomes Northern Isles ETV Contract But Calls For Second Vessel

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the UK Government’s decision to extend the contract for one Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) based in the Northern Isles but will continue to make the case, along with colleagues in neighbouring councils, for an ETV to be based in the West of Scotland...

eBuildingstandards.scot Launch: 24  August 2016

We are making changes to the way building standards applications are made from August 2016, with the launch of Scotland’s eBuildingstandards.scot online applications service. This will enable the electronic submission of applications for building warrants and other related forms, such as completion certificates...

Monday 11th July

Trading Standards Warning

Trading Standards Officers at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are aware of doorstep sellers currently on the Isle of Lewis who may be selling tools and electrical equipment...

LEWS CASTLE AND MUSEUM OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

Thursday 14th July will see the eagerly anticipated public opening of the new Museum nan Eilean and Archive at Lews Castle.  The £19 million partnership project, led by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, includes a range of heritage and hospitality facilities which are set to make it an essential family friendly destination...

Travellers Urged to Check-in Early

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in partnership with The Hebridean Celtic Festival, Caledonian MacBrayne, Police Scotland and the Stornoway Port Authority are encouraging travellers to check-in early for sailings to and from the Western Isles over the coming weeks...

Ardveenish Harbour Opening

Yesterday saw the culmination of a project which was initiated back in 2007 when a local group, the Northbay Port Users Association, identified the need for improved sheltered berthing in the Ardveenish area for a thriving local fishing fleet.

Europe Direct Information Centre - Outer Hebrides (EDIC)

Update: New articles added......

Friday 8th July

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 Erisort in Lewis on 22 June 2016 have returned to safe levels....

Wednesday 6th July

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

Notice : Submarine Cables - Rov Survey...

Tuesday 5th July

Europe Direct Information Centre - Outer Hebrides (EDIC)

Update: July 2016 newsletter and new articles added...

Trading Standards Warning

Trading Standards are warning residents that there is currently a PEOPLE’S POSTCODE LOTTERY scam letter circulating in the islands...

Safe Road Travel in the Outer Hebrides

To raise visitor awareness, the Outer Hebrides Community Safety Partnership in association with Police Scotland and Road Safety Scotland are jointly campaigning to advise overseas drivers and motorcyclists on the correct use of ‘Single Track Roads’  to ‘Drive on the Left’ at all times and to be especially mindful of the vulnerability of pedestrians and cyclists...

Passengers Encouraged to Book Ullapool-Inverness Coach Service in Advance

-  Agreement between Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Scottish Citylink and HITRANS to deliver extra vehicles as often as possible
-  Passengers still advised to book in advance

Monday 4th July

Committees

June 2016 Series : Committee decision reports...

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 Caolas Eiriosgaigh (Kyles of Eriskay) on 16 June 2016 have returned to safe levels...

Friday 1st July

Business Gateway - Approved Funding

Approved funding for June 2016...