Isles FM News in association with Hebrides News - Tuesday 1st September 2020


E-Sgoil the Comhairle’s online Learning Centre, is offering young people across Scotland, access to a national, on-line education resource.

This new service will provide opportunities to participate in an extensive series of live early-evening study support webinar lessons, from their own homes

Pupils will benefit from specialist teacher input during the live, real-time webinar lessons and can access subject specific resources in advance of the webinar lessons

e-Sgoil Study Support webinar lessons are scheduled to run for a period of eight weeks in the first instance and employ a ‘flipped learning’ approach, where participants undertake prior learning using supplied resources before attending a real-time 45-minute webinar, hosted in Glow.

The following courses are on offer: Business Management, Chemistry, Computing Science, English, French, Gaelic, History, Mandarin, Maths, Music, Physics, RMPS and Spanish. Digital study skills lessons are also offered under the new Study Support scheme.



Highlands and Islands MSP, Donald Cameron has welcomed the jobs plan, launched by Scottish Conservative leader, Douglas Ross

Mr Cameron said: “At long last we have a series of proposals that recognise that regions like the Highlands and Islands have different needs from the Central Belt.

“It is also refreshing that the emphasis is on co-operation and empowerment, rather than confrontation and grievance. “We are facing a massive economic challenge and we simply must come together to tackle it, and that means levering every source of support available, whether it comes from Holyrood or Westminster.”



Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has announced updates for the reopening of sports facilities in the Western Isles:

Gym facilities at Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais will reopen at 4pm on Wednesday 2nd September.
The gym facilities at Castlebay and Lionacleit are scheduled to open next week and plans are still being finalised for the reopening of the Harris gym facilities. Further information on these facilities will be shared in due course.

Contractors are currently undertaking essential maintenance work in the Ionad Spors Leodhais Stornoway pool area and once again, a further update will be shared in due course.

Slàinte Mhath members will be able to make bookings online at from 12pm today. If you are not a Slàinte Mhath member, please contact us by calling 01851 822800.

To ensure that the facility can support the rapidly changing guidance for physical activity for school pupils, which has been prioritised by The Scottish Government, for the first three weeks of reopening, the ISL gym will be open from 4pm – 10pm weekdays and all day on Saturday from 8.30am

The capacity will be reduced to ensure social distancing and ventilation criteria are met.
Staff will be on hand to guide customers on how to access the building. More detailed information on these processes will be provided on our Facebook page and the CnES website.



The Wee Theatre Company are looking for creatives from every field, to take part in The Ceilidh Project.

The Ceilidh Project is a week-long, digital celebration of Scottish and Scotland based artists. Dancers, singers, musicians, poets, comedians and storytellers are invited to participate.

The Wee Theatre Company is a grassroots theatre initiative working with Scottish and Scotland based artists, to create theatre that explores Scotland's past, present and future.

Interested performers are invited to register and interest and a 50-100 word pitch of a proposed performance, by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.