Comhairle nan Eilean Siar



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

Stornoway care and housing development starts on site

Work to transform land adjacent to a Stornoway farm into a new care facility and affordable homes has began in earnest.

Published 5 July 2019

‘Innovative solutions’ required to address Uist and Barra housing issues

The chairman of the Uist Economic Taskforce Working Group, Councillor Iain Archie MacNeil, has called for a Housing Seminar to be held in Uist in early Autumn to begin to develop innovative solutions to address housing issues in Uist and Barra.

Published 14 May 2019

Hebrides affordable housing programme delivers four housing developments in year so far

Four new affordable housing developments started in Lewis and Harris this spring under the Affordable Housing Programme in the Outer Hebrides.

Published 2 May 2019

Scotland’s Housing Network to study homelessness prevention among north and islands RSL’s

A homelessness prevention project is under way to investigate ways to improve the performance of section 11 notices in the north and islands of Scotland.

Published 1 May 2019

Communities secretary opens new Hebridean Housing Partnership development

Aileen Campbell, cabinet secretary for communities and local government, officially opened a new Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) development during a visit to the Outer Hebrides last week.

Published 24 April 2019

Hebridean Housing Partnership completes new homes for Galson

Alasdair Allan MSP has officially opened four new homes developed for Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) in Galson.

Published 20 November 2018

Stornoway site identified for affordable housing development

A site at Blackwater on the Isle of Lewis has been identified as potential space for new affordable housing.

Published 23 July 2018

Comhairle signs affordable housing agreement with Hebridean Housing Partnership

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, in partnership with Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP), has approved its Affordable Housing Programme for 2018/19.

Published 17 July 2018

Western Isles appoints dedicated officer to tackle empty homes

Councillors on the Western Isles have backed in principal the introduction of a dedicated officer to help bring long-term, privately-owned empty homes back into use.

Published 26 April 2018