Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is one of the first local authorities in Scotland to make use of iPads for Councillors and senior officers to access Committee agendas.
As part of its proposals for modernising governance arrangements the Comhairle will be moving to fully electronic agendas.
As well as reducing the Comhairle’s carbon footprint this will lead to significant savings in printing and postage costs. The costs of purchasing the iPads will be fully met by these savings within the first year.
Full electronic agendas will be implemented from the June 2012 series of Meetings with electronic agendas available for Members to download from 1 June 2012.
Members are currently receiving training on the use of iPads for downloading and accessing electronic agendas.
Wi-fi access is available within the Council Chamber and all Meeting Rooms within the main Comahirle offices.
Further wi-fi broadband connections will be provided within the Council Chamber to allow further public access as public versions of the electronic agendas will be available via the Comhairle’s web pages. Members will download their agendas from a secure file server onto their iPads
There will be a limited number of printed agendas available for the public attending meetings.