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  • Comhairle Meetings in Uist

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Committee Meetings on 23 and 24 April will take place at Cnoc Soilleir, Daliburgh and Vatersay Hall, Vatersay. The meetings at both venues are open to the public and the Comhairle is encouraging attendance. The committees are the first to be held in Uist and Barra since 2014 when the Policy…

  • Museum nan Eilean Closed on Tuesday 23 April

    Museum nan Eilean in Stornoway will be closed to the public on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 due to essential work being undertaken in the galleries. The museum will be open as normal from 10am on Wednesday 24th April. 

  • Cyber Security Information Sessions

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is joining Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland to deliver cyber security information sessions to local organisations on 30th April at the Caladh Hotel, Stornoway. The Comhairle is encouraging private sector, third sector and public sector organisations to attend the sessions in Stornoway which will provide information on key cyber security topics. Comhairle…

  • Spaceport 1 Airspace Change Consultation Reminder

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is reminding members of the public that the Spaceport 1 Airspace Change Consultation remains open until 24 May 2024. As part of the consultation a drop-in event will be held at Hosta Hall, North Uist tomorrow, Wednesday 17 April from 1pm to 7.30pm.  All are welcome to attend and members of…

  • Comhairle Seeks Clarification on Wood-Burning Stoves Ban

    The Comhairle is seeking urgent clarification from the Scottish Government around the potential ban on wood-burning stoves. Cllr. Paul Steele, Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: “The definitions within the amendments to the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 are confused and confusing.  Comhairle officers have been seeking clarity around the regulation and we await that…

  • 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…