Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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

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