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2017 (Jul - Dec) Press Releases

Wednesday 21st June

Understanding Our Community's Past – Urras Eaglais Na H-Aoidhe Wins National Lottery Support

Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe has received £5,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project 'Understanding Our Community's Past'....

Comhairle ‘Youth Champions’

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Policy and Resources Committee today recommended the appointment of two ‘Youth Champions’, Cllr Finlay Stewart covering Lewis and Harris and Cllr Paul Steele in Uist and Barra....

Our Islands Our Future

Members of the Comhairle’s Policy and Resources Committee will be asked to approve a refreshed Joint Position Statement for Our Islands Our Future at this morning’s meeting....

Tuesday 20th June

Corporate Strategy

Members of the Comhairle’s Policy and Resources Committee will be asked to start the process to develop a Corporate Strategy at tomorrow’s meeting....

Ongoing Preparations for the 100th Anniversary of the loss of the Iolaire

Members of the Comhairle’s Policy & Resources Committee will tomorrow be asked to note a report on preparations for the 100th Anniversary of the loss of the Iolaire....

Tuesday 20th June

Telecare

The Comhairle’s Audit and Scrutiny Committee will today, Tuesday 20th June, discuss a report regarding the arrangements for the operation and management of Telecare....

The Complaints Handling Procedure Annual Report 2016/17

At its meeting today, Tuesday 20th June, Members of the Comhairle’s Audit and Scrutiny Committee will be asked to approve the Comhairle’s Complaints Handling Procedure Annual Report 2016/17...

Monday 19th June

Community Engagement

At its meeting on 20th June 2017, Members of the Comhairle’s Audit and Scrutiny Committee will be asked to note a report on ‘Engagement and Consultation with Stakeholders’...

Oil and Gas Decommissioning

Future Oil and Gas Decommissioning could offer significant economic opportunities for the Outer Hebrides, the Comhairle’s Sustainable Development Committee heard last week...

High Levels of Shellfish Toxin

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in Loch Seaforth, East Loch Tarbert (Sound of Scalpay) and Loch Stockinish in Harris...

Armed Forces Day Flag Raising

The Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Event took place at Perceval Square, Stornoway, at 10am this morning...

Friday 16th June

Business Gateway

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Sustainable Development Committee this week agreed to approve proposals to enhance support for youth entrepreneurship across the Outer Hebrides over the coming two years...

Thursday 15th June

STORNOWAY TRUST AND COMHAIRLE TO PUBLISH TENDERS FOR CASTLE GROUNDS REGENERATION WORKS

The Stornoway Trust and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have reached an advanced stage in the preparation of tender documents for the capital works elements of the Castle Grounds Regeneration Project.

Comhairle’s 2017 Apprenticeship Programme Now Open!

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and partners today published the 2017 Apprenticeship Programme, with an extensive list of over 40 apprenticeships available from the Butt to Barra, across a wide range of sectors and departments...

Wednesday 14th June

Energy Secretary urged to implement the Conservative manifesto commitment and support the development of island renewable projects

Councillor Donald Crichton, Chair of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Sustainable Development Committee has urged UK Energy Secretary Greg Clark to implement the Conservative manifesto commitment and support the development of island renewable projects...

Defibrillators in all Western Isles Schools

All schools in the Outer Hebrides now have an outdoor defibrillator installed, Members of the Education, Sport and Children’s Services heard yesterday...

Chief Executive to Jointly Lead SPA Review

Malcolm Burr, Chief Executive of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, has been appointed by Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, to jointly lead a review which will consider how the executive of Scottish Police Authority (SPA) can best support its Board to take informed, transparent decisions...

Slàinte Mhath Scheme

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Education, Sport and Children’s Services Committee yesterday agreed a proposal to offer free "Slàinte Mhath" memberships to groups supporting vulnerable or "At Risk" children across the Islands...

Tuesday 13th June

Hebridean Norsemen

A new exhibition in Museum nan Eilean, Benbecula, ‘Hebridean Norsemen’ explores the Norse period in the Outer Hebrides from the first arrival of the raiding Vikings to their settlement on the islands. ...

Monday 12th June

Extension to Pay and Display Car Parking in Stornoway Town Centre

Members of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will be asked to approve the standardisation of a two hour “no return” period across all Pay and Display car parks in Stornoway Town Centre...

Sustainable Development Committee

Members of the Comhairle's Sustainable Development Committee will hear details this week of £6.7m of funding which has been awarded to community groups over the past few years through the LEADER programme...

Slàinte Mhath Scheme

At a meeting of the Education, Sport and Children’s Services Committee on Tuesday 13th June, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Members will be asked to approve a proposal to offer free "Slàinte Mhath" memberships to groups supporting vulnerable or "At Risk" children...

Statement on Islands Bill

Commenting on the introduction of the Islands Bill at the Scottish Parliament today, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader, Cllr Roddie MacKay, said:...

Tuesday 7th June

Encouraging Young People To Vote

Cllr Charlie Nicolson, Vice-chair of Education, Sport and Children’s Services, is encouraging young people to go out and vote in tomorrow’s UK Parliamentary Election...

UK Parliamentary Elections - What Voters Need To Know

Malcolm Burr, Returning Officer for the Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK Parliamentary Constituency is reminding voters what they need to know to have their say on Polling Day:...

Tuesday 6th June

UK Parliamentary Elections Count - Social Media Coverage

The count for the UK Parliamentary Elections will take place in the Lewis Sports Centre from 10pm on Thursday 8th June 2017...

Thursday 1st June

Complaint Not Upheld

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland has not upheld a complaint against 7 councillors or former Councillors on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in connection with a decision not to open Lewis Sports Centre on a Sunday...


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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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