• Grounding of semi-submersible drilling rig on Isle of Lewis

    The multi-agency Western Isles Emergency Planning Co-ordinating Group met this afternoon to discuss the ongoing issues surrounding the grounding of the semi-submersible drilling rig at Dalmore. The public are being asked to stay away from the oil rig Transocean Winner whilst ongoing assessments are taking place. Image © Kenny John Macleod.

  • PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund- New York Marathon

    I am running the New York Marathon In November 2016 for the charity PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund. There are officers taking part from most divsions over the UK, and I will be representing Police Scotland. As far as I am aware I am the only one from Police Scotland area. Image © BBC.

  • Planning Performance Framework

    As part of the Scottish Government's commitment to continuous improvement, the Planning Performance Framework has been developed to enable Scotland's planning authorities to report on their achievements within a national framework which uses a set of agreed performance markers to judge each authority's performance.

  • Building Standards

    We are making changes to the way building standards applications are made from August 2016, with the launch of Scotland's online applications service. This will enable the electronic submission of applications for building warrants and other related forms, such as completion certificates.

  • Purvai Festival 17 August to 3 September

    Please find attached the Purvai brochure, a festival organised by An Lanntair, celebrating South Asian culture, which will take place at several venues between Wed 17th August and Sat 3rd September. Image © An Lanntair.