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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

2014 (Jul - Dec) Press Releases

Tuesday 26th August

Consultation on Room and School Bookings – Deadline Extended

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has extended a consultation on school lets and room bookings to Friday 26th September...

Wednesday 20th August

Smiling Happy People – Winners Announced in Photography Competition for New Museum

Six winning entries have been selected which will feature in displays at the new museum and archive beside Lews Castle in Stornoway.  Photographers of all ages from across the Outer Hebrides sent in entries to the competition which was looking for portraits of islanders at work, rest or play...

Wednesday 13th August

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 30 July 2014 have returned to safe levels...

Scottish Independence Referendum - How To Have Your Say On 18 September 2014

The Scottish Independence Referendum will be held on 18 September 2014 when voters will be asked “Should Scotland be an independent country? Yes or No”. Malcolm Burr, Counting Officer for the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar area, is reminding voters of some simple steps to make sure that they can have their say in the Referendum...

Tuesday 12th August

Pedestrian Bridge Not Safe For Use

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar wishes to make the public aware that an engineer’s report has highlighted that the pedestrian bridge at Sponish, Lochmaddy is not safe for use...

Tuesday 5th August

Results Above National Average in 2014 Examinations

For the first time Western Isles schools presented the new national qualifications this year as part of Curriculum for Excellence. Results across the authority, including in the new qualifications, were above the national average...

Wednesday 31st July

Comhairle Joins Lights Out Event

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will be joining the National LIGHTS OUT events on Monday 4 August 2014 by turning all lights off (where practical) in various properties with single lights being placed in prominent positions as a mark of solemn reflection commemorating the outbreak of World  War 1...

Wednesday 30th July

High Levels of Shellfish Toxin

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of the Food Standards Agency has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in Loch Erisort in Lewis...

Wednesday 23rd July

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Welcomes Sportscotland Active Schools Funding

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, has welcomed the announcement from sportscotland of a further four-year investment into its successful Active Schools Network...

Monday 21st 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 – Gob Glas on 15 July 2014 have returned to safe levels...

Friday 18th July

Applications Deadline for Comhairle’s Building Skills Grant scheme

Employers in the construction industry in the Western Isles are reminded that funding for modern apprenticeship and added value training is still available through the Comhairle’s Building Skills Grant scheme...

Monday 14th July

Design Awards for the Outer Hebrides

The Comhairle recently recognised outstanding achievements in new building design and conservation at its second ever Design Awards event held last week at the Woodlands Centre on the Castle Grounds...

Thursday 10th 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 West Loch Roag in Lewis on 26 June 2014 have returned to safe levels...

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE

Recent samples taken at Loch Sandavat, Leurbost and Loch Thota Bridein, Achmore have indicated the presence of blue-green algae. Swallowing the water or algal scum can cause stomach upsets or more serious health effects...

TSI Launches £1,000 Video Competition to Protect Citizens from Doorstep Crime

The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) is calling all amateur videographers, media students, filmmakers and directors to create a 90-second 'Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders' informational video...

Monday 7th July

Commonwealth Flags on Display in Stornoway

Three new flags have today been added to the collection of European flags on display near the harbour in Stornoway...

Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay - Western Isles

An additional leg to the Queen’s Baton Relay in the Western Isles has been added with a diversion to St Kilda by helicopter – if weather permits. This is with the support of Quinetiq and the MOD...

£1m Financial Gains for Cancer Patients in the Western Isles

The Comhairle is pleased to announce that service provided by a partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support has secured over £1m of financial gains to date...

Friday 4th July

European Community Development Programmes Seek Your Views

The Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership appointed Comhairle nan Eilean Siar as the local lead partner to develop the Outer Hebrides 2014-2020 LEADER and European Marine and Fisheries Fund...

Thursday 3rd July

High Levels of Shellfish Toxin - Loch Erisort in Lewis

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of the Food Standards Agency has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in Loch Erisort in Lewis...

Harris Tweed Authority Manufacture 2000 flags for Western Isles Commonwealth Baton Relay Events

The Harris Tweed Authority, in partnership with Harris Tweed Hebrides have worked with the local organisers of next week's Western Isles leg of the Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay to manufacturer 2000 flags to give away to children attending the Queens Baton Relay events up and down the island next week...

Wednesday 2nd July

Trading Standards Advise of New Law

Trading Standards at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are advising the public of a new law in relation to buying goods and services from home...

Tuesday 1st July

Comhairle Leader and Chair of Transportation Write to Transport Minister

Comhairle Leader, Cllr Angus Campbell and Chair of Transportation and Infrastructure, Cllr John Mackay, have written to Transport Minister, Keith Brown, to reiterate the significant and growing concerns regarding the anticipated shortfall in capacity following the introduction of the MV Loch Seaforth, and to call for a meeting of all relevant stakeholders...

Loom Maintenance Training

The Harris Tweed training programme was developed to ensure traditional skills are maintained within the industry. The training opportunities, focused on the sustainable growth of the industry, are funded by the European Social Fund, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Harris Tweed Industry...


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Nigel Scott
Communications Officer
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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