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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

2016 (Jul - Dec) Press Releases

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...

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...

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...

Tuesday 5th July

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

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...


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Nigel Scott
Communications Officer
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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