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  • Islands Growth Deal – Contract Awarded to Progress Key Eriskay Pier Project

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has awarded Breedon Hebrides a £500k contract to develop its harbour facility in Eriskay. The project begins shortly and will extend the life of Acarsaid pier – increasing landing capacity and supporting development of the local fishing fleet. The project is being funded by Scottish Government through the Islands Growth Deal…

  • Service to Mark Centenary of Lewis War Memorial

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has today confirmed that a service will be held on Saturday 21st September 2024 to mark 100 years since the unveiling of the Lewis War Memorial. Following the 1914 – 1918 war and the tragedy of the Iolaire disaster on New Year’s Day 1919, a public meeting was held in Stornoway…

  • Comhairle Calls for Islands Say in CalMac Appointment

    Cllr Uisdean Robertson Chair of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has called on Caledonian Macbrayne to involve island communities in the decision making process to appoint their new Chief Executive Officer. The Caledonian Macbrayne Ltd. Board announced in a statement last week that current CEO Robbie Drummond would be replaced in his…

  • Comhairle Responds to Visitor Information Centre Closure

    Cllr Donald Crichton, Chair of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Sustainable Development Committee has expressed disappointment at the planned closure of Visit Scotland’s Stornoway Visitor Information Centre. Visit Scotland announced last week their decision to close all 25 information centres (iCentres) by 2026, including the centre on Cromwell Street Stornoway. Visit Scotland has stated that the…

  • Vehicle Auction

    Range of Vehicles Auction For Sale By Offer Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is offering for sale, by bid via email, a range of used vehicles. Range of Machinery Viewing can be organised by appointment Marybank Depot, StornowayPlease note that this equipment may not comply fully with current Health and Safety regulations and all goods are…

  • Kara Hanlon – Olympic Trials

    Aquatics GB (British Swimming) Swimming Championships 2024 Results Link and Start-lists Live Stream Kara Halon is hoping to qualify for the Paris Olympics this week.  There will be full broadcast coverage on the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer of all six finals sessions (7pm), as well as live coverage of heats (10am) and finals…

  • Western Isles Development Trust

    Election of Directors 2024 The public are reminded that the close of nominations for the Western Isles Development Trust Election for two Directors resident in Barra and Vatersay, two Directors resident in Uist, two Directors resident in Harris and two Directors resident in Lewis is 2.00pm on Thursday 28 March 2024. To be eligible to…

  • Minister Visits RCGF Projects

    As part of a visit to the Outer Hebrides Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning joined Comhairle nan Eilean Siar officers on a tour of local Regeneration Capital Grant Fund funded projects. Regeneration Capital Grant Fund or RCGF is a Scottish Government fund that supports locally developed, place-based regeneration projects that…

  • Council Tax and Non Domestic Rates Billing 2024

    Due to ongoing problems with the Comhairle’s IT infrastructure following the cyber-attack on 7 November 2023, annual bills for Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rates will be delayed. The Comhairle is working closely with software suppliers to ensure that this issue is resolved quickly and with the least disruption possible. We aim to issue bills for…

  • Official Opening of Goathill Project Development

    Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport and Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning officially opened the Goathill Project Development at a ceremony in Stornoway today, Monday 25 March. The Goathill Development Project consists of the 52 bedroom Taigh Shiphoirt Care Home, 50 Unit Bremner Court Housing…