Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is seeking views on a new museum and archive service for the Outer Hebrides. The proposals, which are being developed with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, would create a hub at Lews Castle, Stornoway, with links to local heritage facilities and sites throughout the islands.
Consultation meetings are underway with Comainn Eachdraidh and other local organisations and an online survey launched today gives anyone with an interest the chance to have their say.
Trish Botten, the Comhairle’s Principal Officer for Culture and Information Services said: “HLF support provides an exciting opportunity to design a museum and archive service that will be used and enjoyed by all and will bring real benefits to communities throughout the Outer Hebrides. We are especially interested in the views of young people, families and people who don’t often visit museums. We also need to know what our visitors expect and it would be really helpful if respondents could forward the link to the survey to friends and family wherever they live.”
The survey which takes only a few minutes to complete can be accessed at: