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Author: Susan McGrath

  • Athlete Travel Award Scheme (April – October 2024)

    Open from Monday 19th February 2024. The application and accompanying guidance can be found on the Sport and Leisure section of the website. The Islands Athlete Travel Award Scheme allows Athletes from the Outer Hebrides the opportunity to benefit from the program designed to support travel costs in the islands. The aim of this scheme…

  • Sports Activities – Mid Term Holiday

    Sport  and Health will be offering the following sports activities for primary age children over the February mid-term break (16th – 21 February 2024) in Lewis and Harris. To book a place use the Lewis or Harris Sport Centre app, all prices are on the app. Friday 16 February 2024 Activity Activity Time Venue Football…

  • Comhairle Urges Prospective Community Generators to Secure Grid Space

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is calling on community groups with renewable energy generation aspirations to contact Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to secure space on the new 1.8GW Transmission Link which will connect the Western Isles to the National Grid. The Transmission Link was recently approved by electricity regulator, OFGEM, and SSEN’s Transmission division…

  • Comhairle Heritage Service: Museum Opening Hours and Archive Services

    Museum nan Eilean at both Stornoway and Lionacleit will continue to operate on reduced opening hours during the low season. This reduction in opening hours is to allow for staff to focus on the rebuilding of systems following the cyber-attack on 7 November. From January, Museum nan Eilean at Stornoway has been open from 1-4pm…

  • Bus Service Update

    Due to the continued adverse weather conditions Western Isles public bus services will be reviewed at 11:30am today (Wednesday 31 January 2024). Service Information W1 – Ness Will resume no earlier than 13:50 with the Lionel to Stornoway service.For the most up to date information on this service intending passengers should monitor Lochs Motor Transport…

  • Bin Collection Update

    All scheduled bin collections are expected to be carried out today (31 January). If any collections cannot be made due to the challenging weather conditions alternative arrangements for collection will be made.

  • Yellow Weather Warning – Bus Service Update

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind covering the Western Isles from 05:00 to 19:00 tomorrow.  Due to the expected adverse weather conditions NO Western Isles public bus services will operate before 09:55am on Wednesday 31 January 2024.  All Services will be reviewed with a further decision being made by 09:30…

  • School Closures

    All Comhairle schools and nurseries will be closed to pupils and staff on Wednesday 31st January due to the strength and sustained nature of the winds forecast. Schools are expected to re-open as normal on Thursday 1st February.

  • Salvation Army Hall Made Available Following Road Closure

    With the A859 road currently closed at Balallan and severe weather forecast the Salvation Army Hall, Bayhead, Stornoway has been made available as a warm space this evening. The Salvation Army will provide anyone that comes to the hall with hot drinks, snacks and toilet facilities while they wait for the road to reopen. Any…

  • Food Supplies to Barra

    Challenging weather conditions have meant that no food supplies have been delivered to the islands of Barra and Vatersay since Wednesday 17th January. With ongoing ferry disruption, the Comhairle is working closely with CalMac, The Co-op and local representatives to establish the best route to have supplies delivered as soon as possible. Any vulnerable families/individuals struggling…