Eilean Siar


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Eilean Siar

(ˈeɪlən ˈsɪə)
n
(Placename) the Scottish Gaelic name for Western Isles
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
"I have shared the information from Norconsult with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and the Scottish Government and I hope this is something they will seriously consider."
Local authority Comhairle nan Eilean Siar denied identifying a rise in vulnerable pupils which could be linked to the suicides, but admitted: "Some vulnerable young people are experiencing difficulties."
Dr Allan on Thursday met with the Scottish Government Minister with responsibility for ferries, Paul Wheelhouse, and representatives from council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to discuss capacity issues with ferries serving the Outer Hebrides.
In a letter signed by Allan MacColl of the Outer Isles Presbytery, the church urged Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) to deny permission for any public gatherings "which promote the homosexual lifestyle".
Residents on the Scottish islands of Eilean Siar and Orkney pump out the most domestic CO2 per year, with 3.5 tonnes each, data show.
Western Isles Council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, issued Ms Noble with an animal care notice last year, saying alterations were required to door widths and roof space in order to keep the pony indoors.
Elmbridge in Surrey is the UK's convertible capital with one for around every 25 residents while Eilean Siar in the Outer Hebrides has the fewest, with one for every 468 people.
Freezing temperatures and snow have continued to disrupt large parts of the country with the (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/#?tab=warnings&map=Warnings&zoom=5&lon=-0.03&lat=54.33&fcTime=1363113000) Met Office issuing yellow warnings for Tayside and Fife, Grampian, Highlands and Eilean Siar, Orkney and Shetland, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders, East Midlands, Northeast England, East and Southwest of England, Wales, and Yorkshire and Humber.
In the life satisfaction league table, Eilean Siar, Orkney & Shetland ranked top with 8.10 out of 10, with Thurrock in Essex and West Midlands Metropolitan County bottom out of 142, with 7.09.
Planning permission to erect community turbines has already been granted by the local authority, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, but the companies had feared they would not be allowed to connect to the National Grid until a new sub sea cable linked the Western Isles to the mainland in 2014.
From Monday, Loganair will operate two weekly return flights every weekday between Stornoway and Benbecula in conjunction with the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.