1 Industrial Action By Teachers - 3 February 2023
As previously notified, members of the teaching unions AHDS, EIS, NASUWT and SSTA across the Western Isles will be undertaking a day of industrial action on Friday 3rd February as part of a rolling programme…
2 Kerbside Recycling Collection Services (Update)
The Comhairle has begun rolling out the new kerbside recycling bins to households in the areas yet to receive the service.
3 Uist Repopulation Zone Consultation Events
The Uist Repopulation Zone Working Group are keen to understand the local communities’ views of the related Draft Action Plan to identify any gaps, priorities, needs and wants.
4 The Stornoway Welfare Fund
The Stornoway Welfare Fund, which amalgamated three existing trusts (Dr J L Robertson’s Bequest, Provost’s Coal Fund and the William Cook Mackenzie Trust), has recently been established.
5 Islands Growth deal signed
Islands Growth deal signed for Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides will release total investment of £393 million
6 Disappointment At Rejection of LUF Bids
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has expressed huge disappointment at the UK’ Government’s rejection of a £68m Western Isles bid under Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund (LUF). The applications were for Transport…
7 Scottish Government regeneration capital grant funding awarded to Na h-Eileanan Iar projects
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has been successful in attracting Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) for two projects in the latest funding round. Calanais 2025 in Lewis has been awarded £2m and Loch Carnan…
8 Sgoil Lionacleit Sports Centre Swimming Pool
The Sgoil Lionacleit Sports Centre Swimming Pool will be closed tonight (Tuesday 17 January) due to staffing Issues.
9 UK Shared Prosperity Fund Approval for Na h-Eileanan Iar
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in …
10 Island Skills and Repopulation Project
The Scottish Government has confirmed that Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will receive £80,000 to be used in support of an Island Skills and Repopulation Project, which will be delivered across Uist.
11 e-Sgoil's Webinars
e-Sgoil's Study Support evening webinars are now in full swing, with a total of fifty different webinars running each week during term time. The number of youngsters registering continues to climb, with…
12 Cost of Living Support Scheme
First Tranche Concludes on 20 January 2023
The first tranche of the Comhairle’s Cost of Living Support scheme will end on Friday 20th January 2023.
A range of good projects have applied to the scheme …