Council premises on Western Isles to close to the public

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Offices of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar throughout the Western Isles closed to the public yesterday, Thursday March 19, as part of the measures to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.

Offices will remain open for employees and any enquiries should be done by phone via the customer service line on 01851 600 501 or by email on

Face to face meetings will be arranged, where appropriate, but wherever possible, members of the public are encouraged to use the online service via the Comhairle website:

A spokesperson said: ‘It is important to reiterate that these are precautionary measures which are being taken in order to follow Scottish Government guidelines.’

All Comhairle related information can be found at CnES Coronavirus (COVID-19).