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Ministers’ visit underlines work on Island bill and housing

As work continues on the first ever Island Bill, Islands Minister Humza Yousaf spoke of his delight at visiting Lewis on Tuesday.

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Council getting to grips with its Budget with your help

Council getting to grips with its Budget with your help

The first meeting of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s newly-established Budget Board took place on Wednesday 28th June 2017.

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Pictured are Cllr Donald Manford and Cllr Gordon Murray

SNP passes torch on to new group leader

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar SNP Group have appointed a new Group Leader after Councillor Donald Manford recently decided to step down from the role.

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Comhairle hopes to learn from complaints

Comhairle hopes to learn from complaints

This week it was revealed that the number of complaints Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has dealt with in the last year has fallen.

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Honour to represent the Isles

Honour to represent the Isles

Angus MacNeil, standing on an SNP ticket, held on to his Western Isles seat at the General Election last week.

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Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron

MSP hails Conservative rise in Western Isles

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed the recent election results as “proof that there is only one pro-UK party that can challenge the SNP at the ballot box”.

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Historic Islands Bill introduced

Historic Islands Bill introduced

An historic bill has been introduced to Parliament to meet the unique needs of Scotland’s islands now and in the future.

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Video - Western Isles Election Declaration

It was a long night for the General Election Western Isles candidates awaiting the results of their efforts from the campaign trail.

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Video - Labour candidate keeps the heart of her message local

In her speech following the General Election count in the Western Isles Scottish Labour Party candidate Ealasaidh Macdonald thanked her team and family for their work and support during the campaign and also the people of the Western Isles, who she said had took her and her message to their hearts.

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Video - Angus MacNeil’s speech following count results

As he took to the podium to give a speech following the declaration of the Western Isles results, which saw the SNP retain the Islands’ seat, Angus MacNeil admitted to his nerves from earlier in the count, when it looked like the Scottish Labour Party candidate Ealasaidh Macdonald was snapping at his heels.

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Video - Western Isles Election Declaration

It was a long night for the General Election Western Isles candidates awaiting the results of their efforts from the campaign trail.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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Angus Brendan MacNeil thanked voters for their support and his campaign team for their hard work following the announcement.

Neck and neck race but SNP finish strongly to take Western Isles seat

The race to the Na H-Eileanan Iar Constituency seat in the 2017 General Election turned into a nail biter with the main two candidates, the SNP’s Angus Brendan MacNeil and Scottish Labour’s Ealasaidh Macdonald, neck and neck at one point.

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Live updates from the election count

Live updates from the election count

The count for the UK Parliamentary Elections will take place in the Lewis Sports Centre from 10pm on Thursday, June 8th.

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Scottish National Party - Angus MacNeil

General Election candidates make the case for your votes

Scottish National Party - Angus MacNeil

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Complaint against councillors not upheld

Complaint against councillors not upheld

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland has not upheld a complaint against seven councillors, or former Councillors, on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in connection with a decision not to open Lewis Sports Centre on a Sunday.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Scales of representation are firmly tipped in one direction

Scales of representation are firmly tipped in one direction

For the first time in its history Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has no female councillors.

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Leader of the Comhairle, Cllr Roddie Mackay (left) and Convener Cllr Norman A Macdonald (right).

Working Together for the Outer Hebrides

The newly elected Leader and Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will work together with colleagues for the benefit of communities across the Outer Hebrides.

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