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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

2015 (Jul - Dec) Press Releases

Friday 3rd July

High Levels of Shellfish Toxin

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in West Loch Roag - Miavaig and Eilean Tenish, West Loch Roag - Linngeam, Torranish and Drovinish and East Loch Roag, all in Lewis...

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Convener Congratulates Team Western Isles on Most Successful Island Games Ever

The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Cllr. Norman A MacDonald, has paid tribute to the athletes representing Team Western Isles at the Natwest World Island games in Jersey...

Thursday 2nd July

Algal Bloom Loch Nan Ritheanan, Keose

There is an Algal Bloom in Loch Nan Ritheanan, Keose in North Lochs. Swallowing the water or algal scum can cause stomach upsets or more serious health effects. Contact with the water or algal scum can cause skin problems. It is a sensible precaution for you, your children and your animals to avoid contact with the scum and the water close to it. For further information, contact the Environmental Health Team of Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar. Tel No. 01851 822694...

Wednesday 1st July

Consul General of Japan to visit Western Isles

The Consul General of Japan, Mr. Hajime Kitaoka, will be visiting the Western Isles next week (7th and 8th July) researching smaller-scale renewable energy and particularly wind and wave energy projects...

Sustainable Energy Action Plan workshops

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, in conjunction with Lews Castle College UHI, recently hosted a series of training workshops on the theme of sustainable energy action planning. Three workshops were held and participated in by Comhairle staff, representatives of Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partners, and those involved in community and third sector organisations...

Scam Awareness Month 2015

July is scam awareness month, during which Trading Standards departments and Citizens Advice Bureaus (CABs) throughout the UK will be highlighting current scam activity and giving advice to consumers on how to tackle them...


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Nigel Scott
Communications Officer
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Tel: 01851 822622 (Work)
Tel: 07884 236103 (Mobile)
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