Ward 2

Uibhist a Deas, Èirisgeigh agus Beinn na Faoghla

South Uist, Eriskay and Benbecula

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Temporary Free Parking to Support Local Businesses

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Members agreed to a recommendation for free parking in Stornoway's Perceval Square Car Park, limited to a maximum period of 2 hours, from 13 December 2022 to 4 January 2023. 

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Smash in2 Badminton 08 December

Smash in2 Badminton is suitable for beginners, returning and recreational players, it's all about having fun. Equipment provided. Image, kingkalli

This ward is made up of the islands of South Uist, Eriskay, and Benbecula.  It elects three councillors.

South Uist

 

In 2006 South Uist orchestrated the largest community buyout in Scoltand. Since then Stòras Uibhist has managed the majority of land on the island for the benefit of the local community, in addition to land on Eriskay and Benbecula.

 

Eriskay


SS Politician was a cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of the Hebridean island of Eriskay in 1941. Her cargo included 22,000 cases of malt whisky and £3 million worth of Jamaican banknotes.

 

Benbecula

 

Am Pàipear is an award community newspaper based in Balivanich which focuses on news and events across the Uists.