Peter Urpeth Local Democracy Reporter
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Local Democracy Reporter in the Outer Hebrides. Based at the Stornoway Gazette.

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Stornoway Gazette

22 Articles
9 months ago
stornowaygazette.co.uk

Elections for only half of community councils

​The nomination process for community councillors in half of the wards in the Western Isles has reopened after only h...

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12 months ago
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Luskentyre cemetery action ‘not good enough’

​Isle of Harris councillor, Paul Finnegan, has described claims made by a campaigner that Comhairle nan Eilean Siar i...

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12 months ago
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Gaelic song entices online gaming crowd

​When messages from the Audio Director of a Bafta-winning game development studio started to appear in her Messenger ...

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about 1 year ago
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Council commitment on controversial guidance for primary schools

​Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have reaffirmed a commitment that controversial national guidance on the teaching of relat...

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over 1 year ago
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Chance for community renewables – but hurry

A call has gone out from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar for community groups in the islands to bring forward their plans f...

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over 1 year ago
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​Dispute over future use of vacant land site

The future of an area of open grassland in Stornoway, currently used as an informal play area by local children, is s...

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over 1 year ago
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HHP say heating systems are not up to standards

The overseeing board of the local housing association, Hebridean Housing Partnership, is being recommended to remove ...

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over 1 year ago
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Choir’s horror stay at Perth blaze hotel

The Perth hotel in which three people and a dog perished in a fire was the subject of a series of complaints from a L...

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over 1 year ago
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Complaints over asylum children sent to the islands

Social workers in the Western Isles have asked for a formal complaint to be registered after three child asylum seeke...

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almost 2 years ago
stornowaygazette.co.uk

Comhairle must dig deep into reserves

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will use more than a third of its overall financial reserves to help fill a budget void wit...

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