The final phase of a development project in Goathill reached a significant milestone recently with the completion of the care home and housing with extra care facilities, both constructed by McLaughlin & Harvey.
Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has published the Uist Repopulation Action Plan, a community consultation and research project to inform the work of the Uist Repopulation Action Zone Working Group.
The Comhairle is facing an estimated budget deficit of £6.4 million for the forthcoming financial year and has agreed measures comprising a mixture of savings and the use of reserves to deal with the deficit.
Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has completed the the final phase of the 74 affordable homes development at Sinclair Avenue marking a major milestone in the Goathill Project which is worthy of celebration. The Goathill project is an ambitious development bringing together on an 8 hectare plot, 7
The Accounts Commission, the independent body that holds councils to account, has published a report raising concerns about the need for necessary improvements and strong leadership from councillors at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. Poor housing availability is a key issue and the area has the most
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has extended the deadline for responses to the Housing Needs Survey to 5pm on Friday, 30th September 2022. A spokesperson said: “The Housing Services Team would like to thank all who have responded to the Housing Needs Surveys to date. We are encouraged by the respons
Hundreds of islanders in the Outer Hebrides will vote next month on whether they want to buy out their estate.
Tighean Innse Gall (TIG) and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) have launched a joint project to tackle the issue of empty homes in Outer Hebrides, working closely with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) to purchase and refurbish empty homes that will be made available to mem
Yesterday saw the handover of the Norman M Macleod Award for “The Encourager of the Year” to representatives of the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Education Department. The shields are being awarded at each of the four local secondary schools. Norman was committed to serving his community and
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Argyll & Bute Council, South of Scotland Community Housing, and a Falkirk Council officer were the winners at the 11th Scottish Empty Homes Awards, sponsored by Auction House Scotland. The awards, announced at the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership’s annual confere
The Affordable Housing Programme at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has made further progress throughout the islands over the spring and summer, completing well over 500 homes, the local authority has revealed. This financial year, 170 are currently on the ground and at various stages of completion.
Western Isles Council (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar) met yesterday to consider its 2021.22 budget. Recommendations before the Policy and Resources Committee include retaining Council Tax for the Western Isles at the 2020/21 level of £1,193.49 at Band D, the lowest in Scotland.
Having set out to deliver 245 new homes within ten years when it formed in 2006, Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has now announced the completion of its 500th new home. Calmax Construction Ltd has completed work on three new homes at Winfield Close and Torlum, Isle of Benbecula. B
As part of the process to begin work on the next Local Development Plan (LDP) and the next Local Housing Strategy (LHS), the planning service at Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar has been in touch with land owners with a view to preparing a Housing Land Audit to ensure there is a sufficient land s
This week’s European current affairs programme Eòrpa on BBC ALBA asks if young Hebrideans are being priced out from staying or moving to the Western Isles. COVID-19 has seen a rise in house buyers seeking a lifestyle change, with the ability to work remotely, there has been an increase