1 Funding for Macmillan
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has agreed to continue funding for the Macmillan benefits uptake service for people with cancer and other long term conditions.
2 Welcome For Cal-Mac Management Post
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed a Cal-Mac Ferries management post being located within the ferry company’s network. The move would allow for the job to be located in the Islands.
3 Warning Over Energy Savings Selling
Trading Standards are reminding residents to contact Home Energy Scotland on 08088 082282 when considering buying energy saving measures including solar panels, insulation and new boilers. Home Energy…
4 Launch of Library Lego Club
This summer will see the launch of the first Library Lego Club in the Western Isles, thanks to a donation of Lego bricks and parts from the Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery.
5 Comhairle Welcomes CalMac Appointment
The Comhairle has welcomed yesterday’s announcement that Robbie Drummond has been appointed as Managing Director of CalMac Ferries Ltd.
6 Opening of New Castlebay Marina
The newly opened Marina facility in Castlebay, Isle of Barra is situated in the heart of Castlebay and available for use by visiting yachts to improve access to marine leisure activities, tourism, for…
7 Deputy First Minister Endorses e-Sgoil in Year One Review
e-Sgoil has been endorsed by Scotland’s Deputy First Minister in the first year review document which has been circulated to all Directors of Education in Scotland.
8 2017 Islands Visitor Survey
At yesterday’s meeting of the Comhairle Sustainable Development Committee, Members were informed of the findings of the 2017 Islands Visitor Survey.
9 Community and Business Improvement Partnership for Stornoway
At yesterday’s meeting of the Comhairle’s Sustainable Development Committee, Members endorsed the development of a Community and Business Improvement Partnership for Stornoway.
10 Reciprocal Use of 'Slàinte Mhath' Sports Facility Memberships
The Comhairle’s Education, Sport and Children’s Services Committee have agreed to finalise reciprocal arrangements for access to sports facilities with the Highlands and Islands Regional Sports Partnership.
11 Work Commences on Iolaire Path
The Iolaire Working group is pleased to announce that work has now begun on the new path to the Iolaire Memorial at Holm and will take approximately 8 weeks to complete.
12 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 and Loch Stockinish in Harris