1 Toolkit to Improve Early Literacy Skills Across Region
An Emerging Literacy Toolkit developed as one of the Northern Alliance’s key workstreams has been designed to help improve early literacy skills across the region.
2 Comhairle Calls for Lessons Learnt Exercise on Ferries
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has called on the Scottish Government and CalMac to conduct a “lessons learnt” exercise around this year’s Stornoway and Barra dry dock replacement, to ensure more successful…
3 Comhairle and SDS to Boost Employability and Skills
Apprentices in the Western Isles will be among the first in Scotland to be supported in the process of accessing low-cost housing as part of a new initiative to encourage young people to stay in the islands.
4 Scotland's Developing the Young Workforce Programme Wins Award
Last week, Scotland's Developing the Young Workforce Programme won the Future Policy Silver Award 2019 by the World Future Council for youth empowerment.
5 Twentieth Year of the National Gaelic Schools Debate
This year’s marks the twentieth year of the National Gaelic Schools Debate. The competition started in 1999 and has bene very successful over the years. The competition gives pupils a chance to showcase…
6 Safe Eating Award
The Isle of Barra Beach Hotel have recently received an EatSafe Award. The Eat Safe Award is granted by the Environmental Health…
7 Western Isles Schools Secure Unicef Awards
12 Schools in the Western Isles registered for Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) since September 2018. Out of the 12 Western Isles schools registered:
- 8 schools achieved the Bronze prize:…
8 Comhairle Welcomes draft National Islands Plan
The Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the draft National Islands Plan.
9 Comhairle Becomes Living Wage Employer
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has become an accredited Living Wage employer through Living Wage Scotland.
This comes during Challenge Poverty Week (7th-13th October), which brings together local groups across…
10 Dìleab EP
The Dìleab EP, which contains five specially commissioned songs, by Willie Campbell, and features pupils from across the Western Isles, is now available for sale.
11 Community Led Support - Public Meetings
Public meetings, run by Community Led Support, will be held in Uig, Tarbert and Carloway next week to discuss and explore Health and Social Care issues.
12 New Bus Service Timetables for Lewis and Harris
Public bus services throughout Lewis and Harris have been redesigned to meet the Comhairle’s Budget Strategy objectives of providing an affordable and efficient transport service. As a result, some changes…