1 Comhairle Services Update
Through the use of technology, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s COVID-19 Planning Group, continues to, and will continue to, meet on a regular basis to discuss safeguarding and protecting clients, services,…
2 Suspension of Major Construction Projects
Following the announcement yesterday (Monday 23 March 2020) by the First Minister that building sites in Scotland should close, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has decided to suspend construction activity on…
3 Comhairle Protects Free School Meals and EMA
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has taken steps to ensure the continuation of free school meals and Education Maintenance Allowances (EMA).
4 Scottish Government’s Business Support Grants
The Comhairle is now ready to accept applications for the Scottish Government’s Business Support Grants which are part of a range of measures to support businesses through the COVIS-19 crisis.
5 Key Worker Registration for Education Provision
The Comhairle would like to thank parents and employers who supported us in following the guidance issued over the weekend about key workers self-identifying at schools today. We now have a good understanding…
6 Further Update on Education Provision for Key Workers
Following a further announcement by Scottish Government today, Sunday 22nd March, S4-6 pupils SHOULD NOT ATTEND to complete course work as previously intimated. Schools will work with students to complete…
7 Comhairle Welcomes Speedy Government Response
Following the First Minster’s speech earlier today, Comhairle Leader, Roddie Mackay, confirmed that Transport Scotland are now putting in place the measures the Comhairle was looking for regarding travel…
8 Key Worker Status
We are receiving a significant number of enquiries relating to criteria for key workers.
9 Pupil Attendance at School Buildings from 23rd March
Following the national school closure, the Scottish Government has set three criteria for pupils who can continue to attend in schools. The expectation is that the absolute minimum of pupils attend at…
10 Coronavirus: Education Service Live Stream
On Friday 20th March at 2.00pm, Education, Skills and Children’s Services staff will hold a live stream discussion forum for pupils, parents, staff and members of the wider community.
11 Bus na Comhairle - Payment Update
As a precautionary measure from tomorrow, Friday 20th March, Bus na Comhairle will not be asking for any cash fares from passengers on the routes it serves, which are in the Broadbay area, during this…
12 Support for Businesses
A number of measures to support businesses during 2020/21 have been announced by the Scottish Government. Some of these measures are related to non-domestic rates.