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  • P.L.A.C.E. Artwork Promoting Responsible Tourism Available

    Outer Hebrides Tourism is reminding all Community Councils, Community Groups and Estates that they have a selection of free artwork available to support the promotion of responsible tourism practices in the islands. These are to prompt visitors, or users, what practices they should adopt to enjoy the surroundings whilst not only leaving it as they…

  • Sport and Health WIIGA School Sports

    On Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Sport and Health Team hosted Lewis and Harris schools for the Western Isles Island Games Association School Sports Event. On Thursday, Secondary school pupils from Sir E Scott and the Nicolson Institute competed in several events (Nicolson Institute pupils competed for their Houses). A total…

  • Levels of Shellfish Toxin in East Loch Roag are Back to Safe Levels.

    Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified that the high levels of shellfish toxins identified in East Loch Roag earlier this month have returned to safe levels. The warning against eating shellfish from this area has now been lifted.

  • Armed Forces Day

    The Armed Forces Day flag will be raised at an event in Perceval Square, Stornoway at 10am on Monday 24 June. The flag lowering ceremony will take place at 6pm on Monday 15 July. Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June, falling this year on 29 June. It is a chance…

  • Tribute Paid to Depute Chief Executive

    Calum Iain Maciver, Depute Chief Executive of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, attended his final meeting of the Comhairle’s Sustainable Development Committee on 18 June. Calum Iain leaves the Comhairle at the end of June following 21 years of service. Speaking at the meeting Cllr Donald Crichton, Chair of the Comhairle’s Sustainable Development Committee paid tribute…

  • Deadline for Postal Vote

    The deadline for applying for a postal vote is Wednesday 19th June 2024 at 5pm. For those electors who applied for a postal vote in June, postal vote packs will be issued on Wednesday 26th June 2024. Electors who are going to be away from home between 26th June to 4th July 2024, are encouraged…

  • Focus on Pointers Young Carers Project

    To mark Carers Week, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is highlighting the work of the Pointers Young Carers Project in supporting young carers in Lewis and Harris. Pointers is a youth centre based in Stornoway run by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.  Various groups and activities are run from the centre, one of which is the Young…

  • Opportunity to Work in Homecare

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is recruiting to the role of Homecare and Reablement Assistants. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is looking to attract new home care staff to permanent posts with opportunities for progression and benefits. Staff recruited from out with the Western Isles will benefit from Key worker housing status and relocation packages. The role…

  • Convener Pays Tribute to Former Councillor

    Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Councillor Kenny Macleod, has paid tribute to former Councillor, Mr Callum Ian Macmillan, who passed away on 11 June 2024.  Mr Macmillan served as a Councillor for Aginish from 1994 to 1999 and was leader of the Labour Group during this time. The Convener, said: “As an elected member…

  • Ethel Eleanor Smith’s 100th Birthday

    On Monday 10 June Cllr Kenny Macleod, Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar visited Ethel Eleanor Smith on the occasion of her 100th birthday and presented her with a gift on behalf of the communities of the Western Isles. Cllr Macleod joined Ethel’s family and friends at an events in the Lews Castle. Speaking at the…