Communications Strategy

The Communications Service consists of the Communications Officer and Communications Assistant.

The Communications Service is responsible for the following areas:

  • implementation of the Comhairle’s Communications Strategy;
  • media monitoring as it relates to the Comhairle and the Outer Hebrides;
  • media Relations (proactive and reactive) for the Comhairle and the Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership (OHCPP);
  • monitoring developments at a political level relating to the Comhairle and the Outer Hebrides;
  • providing advice at Officer and Member levels on all aspects of communication;
  • identifying opportunities for achieving the Comhairle’s objectives through campaigning and lobbying;
  • identifying opportunities to maintain a positive profile for the Comhairle and the Outer Hebrides;
  • giving advice on internal communications;
  • drafting speeches for Members as required;
  • managing and monitoring all Comhairle social media channels; and
  • providing a Communication Service for other agencies as required


Communications Officer

Nigel Scott

Tel:  01851 600 501 (Internal: 211389)

Communications Assistant

James Mackinnon

Tel: 01851 600 501 (Internal: 211215)