External Strategy, Gaelic and Communications

The External Strategy, Gaelic and Communications team comprises:

Corporate Policy


Sgioba na Gàidhlig 

Energy and Strategy Unit 

Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership

Corporate Policy

The Corporate Policy Service consists of the Principal Strategy Manager and the Corporate Policy Officer, within the Chief Executive’s Department. The Corporate Policy Service is responsible for: 

  • the Comhairle’s Corporate Strategy;
  • European Policy and Funding; and
  • the administration of E-Sgìre – the Comhairle’s Communities Portal.

Corporate Strategy

Corporate Strategy 2017-21

The service has:

European Policy and Funding

The service will:

  • ensure that the Comhairle and partners secure maximum draw down of EU funds to the region from the EU Structural Funds and the Rural Development Funds 2014-2020;   
  • participate in and continue to monitor and evaluate European Policy and Programme development and implementation 2014-2020; and
  • assist the Comhairle and Highlands and Islands partners in shaping future regional policy, strategies, plans and future regional funding post-Brexit.

The Highlands & Islands European Partnership (HIEP)

The Highlands and Islands European Partnership, of which the Comhairle is a partner, has launched a Position Paper on Regional Policy (790.8kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

All-party parliamentary group, Post-Brexit funding for nations, regions and local areas :

Report of an initial inquiry into the UK shared prosperity fund (558.7kB)

A Note on the Financing of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (414.3kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)  

UK Government Funds Presentation (283.0kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution Committee

Funding of EU Structural Fund Priorities in Scotland, post-Brexit - Finance and Constitution Committee’s Call for Views (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Response to the  Call for Views (311.1kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

All Responses to the Inquiry (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs

The Comhairle’s response to a Call for Evidence (122.2kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).


e-Sgìre (Opens in a new window or downloads a file): a hub for community information and opinion across the Western Isles.


Angus Murray

Principal Strategy Manager
Tel: 01851 822616 (Internal: 211218) 

e-mail: angus-murray@cne-siar.gov.uk

Linda Cunningham

Corporate Policy Officer
Tel: 01851 822830 (Internal: 211010)
e-mail: Linda.cunningham@cne-siar.gov.uk