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  • 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…

  • Convener Attends Minginish Commemoration

    On Saturday 8 June Cllr Kenny Macleod, Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar attended a commemoration in Portnalong Skye to mark the centenary of the Minginish Resettlement. The repopulation of Minginish, in 1923 and 1924, saw 65 families from Point in Lewis and areas of Harris move to Skye to start a new life. The…

  • Public Encouraged to Engage with War Memorial Centenary

    This year is the 100th anniversary of the Lewis War Memorial. To help mark the centenary Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is encouraging members of the public to share historical information and photos of the memorial. Those with any historical information regarding the Memorial are encouraged to contact the Comhairle’s Archive service: archives@cne-siar.gov.uk A commemorative service to…

  • Voters Urged to Check They’re Election Ready Before it’s too Late

    Anyone wanting to vote in the UK general election on 4 July, must be registered to vote before the deadline on midnight 18 June. Voters can apply online, it takes just five minutes. Voters have a range of options – they can vote in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote…

  • Uk Parliamentary Election: Na H-Eileanan An Iar Constituency: Notice Of Poll

    The above Election will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024 and a poll will be held between the hours of 7.00am to 10.00pm. All voters are reminded to show photo ID when voting in person. The following people have been or stand nominated for election as a member of the UK Parliament for the Na…

  • Targeted Action in Relation to Child Vaping

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Trading Standards, Police Scotland (Western Isles) and The Nicolson Institute are pleased to announce a new working partnership to tackle the issue of child vaping after a number of reports have been made to all three organisations. Vaping takes place via what is known as an e-cigarette, a device that allows the…

  • D-Day 80 Commemoration

    Cllr Kenny Macleod, Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Iain Macaulay, Lord-Lieutenant of the Western Isles and armed forces representatives gathered in Perceval Square yesterday (Thursday 6 June) to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The event in Stornoway coincided with “D-Day 80” commemorations across the country. Further information and a breakdown of national events…