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  • 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…

  • Cunntadh Taghadh Choitcheann – Na Meadhanan Sòisealta

    Bidh cunntadh an Taghadh Choitcheann a’ gabhail àite ann an Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais, Steòrnabhagh, aig 10f air Diardaoin 4 Iuchar 2024. Mar as àbhaist, thèid fiosrachadh dà-chànanch a sgaoileadh beò tro dhuilleagan Facebook agus Twitter Chomhairle nan Eilean Siar agus thèid Facebook live a chleachdadh airson an toradh a sgaoileadh beò tro bhideo.                                                                             Duilleag X na ComhairleDuilleag…

  • General Election Count – Social Media Coverage

    The count for the Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK General Election will take place in the Lewis Sports Centre from 10pm on Thursday 4th July 2024 Throughout the evening the Comhairle will be providing live bilingual updates through Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Facebook live will be used to provide live video of the…

  • By-Election; Na Hearadh Electoral Ward

    Malcolm Burr, Returning Officer for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, is reminding voters what they need to know to vote in the Na Hearadh ward By-Election. Polling Stations in Harris will be open from 7.00am to 10.00pm on Thursday 4 July 2024. Once at their polling station voters will be able to cast votes in both the UK General…