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  • Council Tax Update

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has this week issued the first batch of 2024/25 Council Tax bills. Households that do not receive a bill over the next few days, will have these issued shortly. The Comhairle would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding during this process. The late issue of our Council…

  • Belle Maclean’s 100th Birthday

    On Tuesday 14 May Cllr Kenny Macleod, Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar visited Belle Maclean at Taigh Shiphoirt on the occasion of her 100th birthday and presented her with a gift on behalf of the communities of the Western Isles. Cllr Macleod was joined by Reverend William Heenan, St Columba’s Church Stornoway and Iain…

  • Comhairle and MSP Call for Island Lifeline Connectivity Recognition

    Comhairle and MSP Call for Island Lifeline Connectivity to be Recognised in Air Schedule to Inverness Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Chair of Transportation Cllr Uisdean Robertson and Alasdair Allan MSP have together called for the lifeline connectivity needs of our islands to be reflected in air schedules on key routes to the Western Isles.  Recent…

  • Soirbheachadh Sgoilearan Àrd-sgoil MhicNeacail ann an cuirm Dìleab: Morair Leverhulme

    Ghabh cuirm àite a-raoir (Diciadain 15mh Cèitean) san Lanntair, Steòrnabhagh, le tiocaidean air a son air an reic gu lèir. B’ e cuirm Dìleab: Morair Leverhulme a bh’ ann, an treas tè de cheithir cuirmean a tha a’ gabhail àite ann an 2024, agus bha sgoilearan Àrd-sgoil MhicNeacail an sàs innte. Bha barrachd air 40 sgoilear…

  • Successful Young Scot NEC Roll-Out to P7 pupils

    Primary 7 pupils across the Western Isles have been receiving their Young Scot National Entitlement Cards (NEC) in recent weeks. Using their new cards, pupils can access free bus travel for under 22s, get discounts – including 10% off at the Co-op and many more across Scotland – and use the PASS-accredited Young Scot NEC…

  • High Levels of Shellfish Toxin – Loch Luerbost

    Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in Loch Leurbost Eating shellfish such as mussels, cockles, or razor fish from these areas may pose a risk to human health. Commercial shellfish harvesters in these areas have been contacted by the Comhairle and steps have been taken to postpone harvesting until algae levels subside. It is a sensible precaution to avoid eating shellfish from the loch until further notice.

  • Spiorad na Mara Windfarm/ /Passive Acoustic Monitoring

    Spiorad na Mara Windfarm Notice to Mariners 003 v06 15/05/2024Passive Acoustic Monitoring- Equipment Deployment As-Laid Positions The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) using the vessel Lochlann deployed a single Passive Acoustic Monitoring Device (PAM) on behalf of Spiorad na Mara Ltd (SNMPAM 01) on 11th January 2024. SNMPAM 01 was serviced on 11th May…

  • Stornoway Community Council Nominations Close on 21 May

    Electors in the Stornoway Community Council area are reminded that there is less than 1 week to go until the close of nominations (Tuesday 21 May 2024). The Comhairle is seeking nominations to fill the twelve vacancies on Stornoway Community Council.  In order to be established, a minimum of six valid nominations must be received…

  • Response to Proposed Withdrawal of MoveMore Funding

    Cllr Duncan Macinnes, Deputy Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has expressed disappointment at the move from NHS Western Isles to withdraw funding from the MoveMore Western Isles programme.  MoveMore Western Isles is delivered in partnership by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and NHS Western Isles and supports individuals living with one or more long-term condition…

  • Comhairle Leaders Attend UK Islands Forum

    Cllr Paul Steele, Leader, and Malcolm Burr, Chief Executive, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, travelled to Wales last week to attend the fourth UK Government Islands Forum. The event took place in Ynys Môn on 7 and 8 May, chaired by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Michael Gove MP, with the agenda focused on…