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An illustration of how a future spaceport may look.

Rocket launching plans for the Uists develop

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”.

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Up to 105 places on seven Foundation Apprenticeships will be available.

Live Q&A for apprenticeships

There will be a livestream Q&A viewable online for any young people or parents who may be interested in finding out what Foundation Apprenticeships the Comhairle has to offer for the coming year.

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Comhairle pupil receives fiddle lessons in Malaysia as online education service expands

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.

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MP’s concerns about affordable housing in Harris and Barra

MP’s concerns about affordable housing in Harris and Barra

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.

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Pròiseact Fhìor Àite

Pròiseact Fhìor Àite

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).

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Bethesda Hospice makes urgent appeal for new funding offer

Bethesda Hospice makes urgent appeal for new funding offer

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.

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