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  • Deploy Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler – Loch Duart

    Information for Notice to Mariners Full details can be viewed in the NtM SoH 24072024 Notice This notice is to inform that Loch Duart Ltd (LDL) aim to deploy one Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) in the Sound of Harris, approximately 135m off the east coast of Flodday, at 40m depth, for the period of 3…

  • Transport Chair Calls for Improved Relationship

    In response to accounts of negative passenger experience Cllr Uisdean Robertson, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Chair of Transportation and Infrastructure has called for HIAL and Loganair to improve their working relationship. Cllr Uisdean Robertson, said: “Consistent and reliable transport links are vital, particularly in the summer months when many passengers have tight schedules and connections…

  • Spiorad na Mara Offshore Wind Farm

    NtM Number NtM 002_v05 Spiorad na Mara Windfarm/Floating LiDAR and Wave Buoy Service and Seabed Mooring Recovery Full details can be viewed in the NtM Number NtM 002_v05 Notice Partrac Ltd. is scheduled to inspect a metocean equipment seabed mooring within the Spiorad na Mara offshore wind farm site using the vessel Mar Fortune (Section…

  • Small Vessels Replacement Programme

    Cllr Uisdean Robertson has reacted to Scottish Government’s announcement that Phase 1 of the Small Vessels Replacement Programme will not provide any ferries to serve routes in the Western Isles. Scottish Government announced on Tuesday 16 July that they will procure seven new electric ferries to “help support island communities and improve the resilience of…

  • Report Highlights Unique Role of Agriculture in Scottish Island Life

    A new report produced by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has highlighted the unique role agriculture plays in island life and calls on Government to use this new evidence in policy decisions. Rural and Agricultural Development: Maximising the potential in the islands of Orkney, Shetland and Outer Hebrides offers new analysis of Scottish Government data, and details…

  • NTM Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD)-Skye to South Uist Marine Surveys

    The purpose of this (NtM) is to outline that the working area for the survey vessel has increased due to the vessels turning requirements.  Related Documents

  • Comhairle Meets with Bakkafrost 

    Representatives from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar yesterday (11 July) met with Ian Laister, Bakkafrost Managing Director for Scotland following the announcement of redundancy consultation with staff at their Marybank Processing Site. 77 staff at the Marybank processing site are impacted by the move which will bring a halt to salmon processing in the Western Isles.…

  • NLB NTM – Duncansby Head – AIS

    Mariners are advised that, on or about 8 AUGUST 2024, AIS will be transmitted as an Aid to Navigation (AtoN)from this station. Related Documents Duncansby Head – AIS

  • Comhairle Welcomes NHS Engagement in Air Service Discussions

    Cllr Uisdean Robertson has welcomed NHS Western Isles discussions on the Stornoway to Benbecula PSO contract. NHS Western Isles will today hold a Special Board Meeting on the impact of the Benbecula to Stornoway PSO, which members of the public have been invited to attend.   In March of this year Comhairle nan Eilean Siar announced…

  • Notice to Mariners: Metocean and Floating LiDAR Buoy Deployment – Talisk Offshore Wind Project

    This notice is to inform that Green Rebel, an behalf of Magnora Offshore Wind, aims to deploy one (1) Floating LiDAR System buoy and one (1) Directional Wave Rider buoy at the Talisk Offshore Wind site, approximately 30km north of the Isle of Lewis for a minimum period of 24-months. Weather dependant, deployment of both…