1 Census Deadline Approaching
Residents in the Western Isles are being urged to complete Census forms to provide vital information for the future of public services.
2 Licensing of Short-term Lets
Following the introduction of new legislation, the Comhairle must have a Short-Term Let licensing scheme in place by October 2022.
Anyone renting accommodation for short term accommodation will require…
3 Make sure you’re ready to have your say on 5 May
With just a week left until people in the Western Isles go to the polls, the Returning Officer is urging voters to get ready for the upcoming council elections.
4 No Elections In Wards 1, 6 and 11 on 5th May
Voters in the uncontested wards of Ward 1 - Barraigh Agus Bhatarsaigh, Ward 6 - Sgìr’ Ùige agus Carlabhagh and Ward 11 - Sgìre an Rubha are reminded that no elections will be taking place on 5th May, …
5 Proxy Vote Deadline
Electors who are unable to attend a polling station are reminded that the deadline for applying for a proxy vote is today, Tuesday 26 April, at 5.00pm.
6 Comhairle Welcomes EIS Comments
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed comments from the EIS that ‘we have to think differently, work differently and resource differently’ for schools to recover, not only from the impact of the COVID…
7 Library Events
Ian Stephen in Conversation With Frank Rennie
Wednesday 4 May, 5.30pm for 6pm, Stornoway Library
Register your place on Eventbrite or contact the library direct.
8 Postal voters – watch out for your ballot pack
Ballot papers for postal voters in the Outer Hebrides will be arriving on doormats over the next few days, ready for the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election on Thursday 5 May.
Malcolm Burr, Returning Officer…
9 Easter Library Hours
Please note that all our libraries are closed over the Easter weekend - from Friday 15 to Monday 18 April.
10 Temporary Road Closure
There will be a Temporary Road Closure on Keith Street, Stornoway on Monday 18th April from 9am to approx.12:30pm. The section of road affected is between Scotland Street and Church Street.
11 Trading Standards Warning
Trading Standards at Comhairle na Eilean Siar are warning residents across the islands that there have been reports of door to door traders currently operating on Lewis.
12 Western Isles British Champion!
Western Isles swimmer Kara Hanlon has won the British Championship 100m breaststroke, setting a new Scottish Record and a Commonwealth Games qualifying time.