• Christmas and New Year Refuse and Recycling Collections

    There are a number of planned changes to Refuse and Recycling Collections in the Western Isles on Tuesday 25 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019.

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  • Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment

    The Scottish Government, has increased the payments available to lower income families for each child they have. The Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment will help children across Scotland have a fairer start by providing cash sums to families at crucial times in a young child's life.

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    In recognition of the need to find nearly £10m of savings over the next four years the Comhairle agreed a service redesign programme as part of the 2018/19 Budget in February 2018.

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  • MV Loch Seaforth to Support New Year’s Day Iolaire Service

    Caledonian MacBrayne is pleased to confirm that the MV Loch Seaforth will participate in the New Year's Day Service to commemorate the centenary of the Iolaire tragedy.

  • Iolaire Service on 1st January 2019

    The Scottish Commemoration Panel is holding a Memorial Service on 1st January 2019 (subject to weather conditions), at the Iolaire Memorial, Holm at 12noon.  The service will be broadcast live on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal for those not in attendance.