Death of Her Majesty The Queen

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has expressed deep sadness at the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who passed away yesterday, Thursday 8th September, at the age of 96.

Flags are flying at half-mast at all Comhairle offices as a mark of respect.

The Comhairle has opened books of condolence at each of its offices in Stornoway, Tarbert, Balivanich and Castlebay for anyone who wishes to pay tribute. Please note that the books of condolence will be open from 1pm today and will remain open during working hours, Monday to Friday.

The Comhairle has assigned the Comhairle building in Balivanich, Castlebay Linkspan, the area adjacent to the ferry carpark in Tarbert and Perceval Square in Stornoway as suitable areas for laying flowers, should members of the public wish to do so. 

The National Mourning Guidance is published on This provides further information to the public and other organisations wishing to pay their respects.

Long Live the King.