Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has confirmed that a revised planning application to develop ‘a temporary test launch facility’ in North Uist for the launch of ‘sounding rockets’ continues to be developed and will be submitted “in due course”.
The teaching of Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies to pupils in the Western Isles by a teacher on holiday in Portugal, and the continuation of fiddle lessons for a keen Comhairle nan Eilean Siar pupil temporarily relocated for family reasons in Malaysia, are just two examples of the flexibility that an innovative on-line project has brought to education services in the Western Isles.
Hebrides Housing Partnership (HHP) has responded to concerns about a lack of affordable housing in Harris and Barra raised with them by Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus MacNeil, stating that they don’t have responsibility for decisions about where affordable housing is built in the islands.
Ghabh sreath de chèilidhean co-chomhairleachaidh àite bho chionn cola-deug, a’ toirt cothruim eile do choimhearsnachdan pàirt a gabhail ann an leasachadh Pròiseact an Fhìor Àite (the Great Place project).
The Leanne Fund is marking 10 years’ service to people with Cystic Fibrosis with a call for people to contribute 100 Moments from Leanne - their own positive memories over a decade of the charity’s work.
The Trustees of Bethesda Hospice have contacted local councillors on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Board Members of Western Isles Integration Joint Board (IJB) to make an “urgent appeal” for “a new, agreed, sustainable, proposal” for the funding of the hospice to be submitted to the IJB meeting on February 27th.
NHS Western Isles has accused the SNP group of councillors on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar of making statements about the funding of Stornoway’s Bethesda Hospice that are “incorrect and unhelpfully damaging”.