Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Scottish Gaelic for 'Council of the Western Isles'; Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [ˈkʰõ.ərˠʎə nə ˈɲelan ˈʃiəɾ]) is the local government council for Na h-Eileanan Siar (the Outer Hebrides) council area of Scotland.[1][2] It is based in Stornoway in the Isle of Lewis.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Full council election every 5 years
Coat of arms or logo
Coat of arms
Logo
Council logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1975
Leadership
Convener of the Council
Kenneth MacLeod, Scottish National Party
since 17 May 2022
Leader of the Council
Paul Steele, Independent
since 17 May 2022
Chief Executive
Malcolm Burr
since October 2005
Structure
Seats29
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar composition
Political groups
  Independent (22)
Elections
Single transferable vote
Last election
5 May 2022
Next election
6 May 2027
Motto
Ardaichidh Fireantachd Cinneach (Scottish Gaelic: "Righteousness exalteth a nation")
Meeting place
The Comhairle's Stornoway offices (on the left)
Website
www.cne-siar.gov.uk

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