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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

2016 (Jan - Jun) Press Releases

Thursday 4th February

Hamper Raffle for Mod nan Eilean Siar 2016

With the start of Mòd nan Eilean Siar 2016 just eight months away, the local organising committee are actively raising funds before the week-long event kicks-off on the 14th of October!...

Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership - Resettlement of Syrian Families

The Western Isles Syrian Family Refugee Resettlement Working Group has been working over recent months, with good engagement from all partners, in preparation for the arrival of Syrian families in the islands...

HAVE YOUR SAY - The future development of the Outer Hebrides

The Comhairle is consulting on a Main Issues Report (MIR) as part of the preparation for a new Local Development Plan (LDP), which will guide development and land use in the Outer Hebrides over the next 10-20 years. We are now mid-way through the consultation period, which closes on Friday 26th February, and the public are encouraged to comment and help shape the future development of the Outer Hebrides...

Tuesday 2nd February

INCREASE IN CROFTER HOUSING GRANT A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

The Vice Chairman of Sustainable Development Committee at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Councillor Donald Crichton, has said the increase in the crofter housing grant is a step in the right direction but that there is some way to go to make the scheme meaningful...

Monday 1st February

Severe Weather - Disruption to Services

The multi-agency Emergency Planning Group for the Western Isles, WIEPCG, met today at 12pm to discuss the severe weather forecast for the Islands on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd February 2016. High winds are expected with gusts of up to 90mph. An amber warning has been issued...

SSE CONSULTATION ON SUBMARINE ELECTRICITY CABLES

Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution are hosting a Drop-in Workshop on Submarine Electricity Cables in the CALADH INN, JAMES STREET, STORNOWAY between 10.00AM and 2.00PM on WEDNESDAY 3 FEBRUARY...

National Campaign Highlights How to Spot Signs of Abuse

The Outer Hebrides Child Protection Committee is supporting the first TV campaign in the UK to tackle child sexual exploitation, which was launched in Edinburgh on Thursday 28th January...

Friday 29th January

Lews Castle Museum and Archive Writer’s residency launched as part of Bealach and Between Islands

Author Kevin MacNeil has been working in partnership with Lews Castle Museum and Archive as part of the Bealach creative writing commission...

Thursday 28th January

Severe Weather - Disruption to Services

The multi-agency Emergency Planning Group for the Western Isles, WIEPCG, met today at 1:30pm to discuss the severe weather forecast for the Islands on Friday 29th January 2016. High winds are expected with gusts of up to 80mph. An amber warning has been issued...

Wednesday 27th January

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Budget Consultation Deadline

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s budget consultation ends on Friday 29th January 2016...

Outer Hebrides Meet The Funder Roadshow 2016

The Outer Hebrides LEADER and EMFF Local Action Groups, in co-operation with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Regeneration Team, have organised an ‘Outer Hebrides Meet the Funder Roadshow 2016’ to take place throughout the islands in February...

Monday 25th January

Crofting Concerns

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Vice-Chair of Sustainable Development, Cllr Donald Crichton, has written to Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochead MSP, expressing concern at the delays crofters are experiencing with regard to Basic Payments Scheme payments that crofters and farmers are entitled to under the CAP...

Consultation Report Udal

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is pleased to announce the completion of Stage 2 of its consultation exercise on the potential of the Udal Archaeology Project...

Wednesday 22nd January

WISE Power Launches Engagement Tool for Onshore Wind farms

WISE Power is an EU project which aims to significantly improve local engagement and support for wind turbines through increasing local community participation in the site selection, planning and implementation of wind energy projects...

Wednesday 20th January

Delayed Flights Compensation

CnES Trading Standards are advising airline passengers who have experienced flight delays that they may be entitled to claim compensation under European Law...

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards

The Scottish Civic Trust is presently accepting nominations for buildings, places, spaces and people for the My Place Awards 2016...

Tuesday 19th January

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Budget

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar budget consultation meetings are continuing throughout this week with meetings taking place in Barra this evening (Tuesday 19th), North and South Uist on Wednesday and Stornoway on Thursday...

Monday 18th January

Comhairle Budget Consultation Meetings

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar budget consultation meetings will be held throughout the Western Isles this week...

End Of Term Activities At Sgoil Lionacleit Raise £1,250 For Accuvein Scanners In The Western Isles

Over the years it has been a custom at Sgoil Lionacleit to organise a retiring collection after the Christmas Assembly with the proceeds going to a local charity. It was decided that the money collected at the Christmas 2015 Assembly should go towards the fundraising for Accuvein Scanners...

Comhairle has new ePlanning Portal

In line with ePlanning nationally, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is investing in ePlanning as part of its commitment to become more electronic and save the customer some time and money in the process...

CnES announces Students Summer Placement Scheme 2016

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is offering Gaelic-speaking students and organisations which work through the medium of Gaelic the opportunity to participate in the 2016 Summer Placement Scheme...

Thursday 14th January

Budget Consultation

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has agreed to go out to consultation on reducing expenditure on a range of service areas in advance of setting its budget for 2016/17...

Public Consultation Events – IJB Draft Strategic Plan

A series of public consultation events will be held in the Western Isles in January and February 2016...

Wednesday 13th January

New Year, New Learning…..

Community Learning Hebrides is launching a new programme of community learning classes for Spring 2016...

Monday 11th January

Comhairle Meetings

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is this week holding Special Meetings of Policy and Resources Committee and the Comhairle in relation to the implications of the Comhairle’s financial settlement which was announced on 16th December...

SSE Roadshow

Cllr Angus Campbell, Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said: “Fuel poverty is one of the most serious issues facing the Outer Hebrides with the highest levels (71%) of households in fuel poverty....

Wednesday 6th January

STATEMENT ON AIR SERVICES

Commenting on the suggestion that Island Councils should be involved in running air services, the Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Cllr Angus Campbell, said....


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Nigel Scott
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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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