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Development Department

Consumer and Environmental Services

Consumer and Environmental Services is responsible for enforcing and advising on a wide range of subjects, including Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Animal Welfare.  Our objective is to serve the communities and individuals of the Outer Hebrides by protecting public health.

A summary of some of the services we provide and work we cover is illustrated below:

Consumer and Environmental Services: a summary of all the services provided. Weights and Measures,TS Intelligence,Consumer Protection,Fair Trading,Distance Selling,Doorstoppers,Consumer Advice,Buisness Advice,Misleading Pricing,Under Age Sales,Tobacco control,Counterfeiting,Consumer Credit,Feedingstuffs,Product Safety,Food Hygiene,Food Standards,Health and Safety,Private water Supplies,Contaminated Land,Animal Health,Licensing,Planning Consultations,Landlord Registration,Strandings,Smoking,Noise,Nuisance,Litter,Housing

More information on what we do and how we are performing can be found in our Annual Service Plan and Quarterly Monitoring documents.

The Consumer and Environmental Services team has officers based in Stornoway and Balivanich.

The Service also has a page which is updated regularly