1 Leisure Link Partnership extends to Shetland
A partnership providing free use of leisure facilities across Scotland – including the Outer Hebrides – now includes access to multiple leisure facilities across the Shetland Islands.
2 Islands’ Growth Deal
Mussel Farming, Sustainable Green Jobs, and Low Carbon Fuels all feature in latest Islands Growth Deal Business Cases. The Islands’ Growth Deal Joint Committee, which will oversee the Growth Deal, and…
3 Harris Care at Home Update
The Care at Home Service on Harris has a small number of staff affected by COVID-19.
4 Visiting to CNES Care Homes Update
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar asks that all visitors contact care homes in advance of any visits.
5 Climate Beacon Design for the Future Competition
A number of pupils across the Western Isles have been commended for their entries in a Design for the Future Competition.
6 Supported Housing Guidance Updated
Guidance on Supported Housing has been updated as of midnight (Friday 17th December) by the Scottish Government.
7 Reminder of Fire Safety Changes For Homeowners
Every home in Scotland must have interlinked fire alarms by February 2022. The new rules are as follows:
- One smoke alarm must be installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living …
8 New Member of Scottish Youth Parliament confirmed for Western Isles
Samantha Jordan from Uist has been confirmed as the new Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) representing the Western Isles.
9 Extended opening hours for Stornoway Library
Thanks to the support from the Scottish Government’s £1.25 million Public Library Covid Relief Fund, Western Isles Libraries has been able to further extend the opening hours at Stornoway Library from…
10 Scottish Government’s Recycling Improvement Fund
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has been awarded funding of £784,458 from the Scottish Government’s Recycling Improvement Fund to allow for the redesign of kerbside collection service to increase the quality…
11 Part-time Electoral Canvassers Wanted
The Highland and Western Isles Joint Valuation Board is looking for individuals to assist with the electoral canvass.
12 Winter Highlands and Islands Survey.
The Federation of Small Businesses is calling all Western Isles businesses to take part in their Winter Highlands and Islands Survey.