Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Western Isles Council sets 2021/22 budget

Western Isles Council (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar) met yesterday to consider its 2021.22 budget.

Published 24 February 2021

HHP marks 500th new home milestone

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.

Published 14 December 2020

Council to prepare housing land audit in Western Isles

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 supply that is suitable for the construction of housing.

Published 11 December 2020

BBC ALBA programme explores whether young Hebrideans are being priced out of Western Isles

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.

Published 26 November 2020

Report highlights housing challenges for young adults on Uist

The Uist Economic Recovery Forum has published a report exploring the housing challenges and barriers for young adults on Uist. 

Published 11 November 2020

Learning lessons in homeless prevention

A report has been launched into a project in which four local authorities and seven housing associations, funded by the North and Islands Homelessness and Housing Options Hub and managed by Scotland’s Housing Network, explored enhanced practices in relation to section 11 notices.

Published 2 June 2020

North authorities join for first 'rapid rehousing' event to tackle homelessness

Seven local authorities from the north of Scotland gathered in Aberdeen last week to discuss plans to tackle homelessness.

Published 7 February 2020

HHP plans to expand Isle of Lewis affordable housing development

Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has lodged plans to develop 74 new affordable homes on the Isle of Lewis.

Published 30 January 2020

Western Isles empty homes scheme used for Airbnb style lets

Empty homes renovated under a scheme intended to ease pressure on housing stocks are being rented out to tourists in the Western Isles, according to a new report.

Published 16 January 2020

Uist and Barra Housing Group hosts housing seminar

A major housing seminar looking at innovative ways of increasing housing opportunities in Uist and Barra took place earlier this month in the Dark Island Hotel.

Published 27 November 2019

TIG named Installer of the Year 2019 by Energy Action Scotland

A local community benefit society which delivers the Home Energy Efficiency Programme: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS:ABS) to the Outer Hebrides is celebrating a national award.

Published 18 November 2019

Comhairle updates on affordable housing programme

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has published the latest update on its ongoing Affordable Housing Programme with ten developments on-site and are due for completion during 2019/20 – 20/21.

Published 15 November 2019

Western Isles apprentices to be helped to access low-cost housing

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will help apprentices in the Western Isles access low-cost housing with the creation of a new charter.

Published 31 October 2019

HHP opens £1.6m affordable homes project on Isle of Lewis

A new affordable housing development on the Isle of Lewis was officially opened last week.

Published 21 October 2019

Comhairle calls for rural housing funding review

The local authority for the Western Isles of Scotland has called for a comprehensive funding review of how rural housing is funded and delivered for the islands.

Published 27 August 2019