The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1998/3250/made/data.htm?wrap=true
Published: 1998-12-21

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 3250 (S. 206)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, SCOTLAND
The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998

Made
21st December 1998

Coming into force
1st January 1999

Whereas under section 17(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1), as read with Schedule 5 to that Act(2), the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland on 15th October 1998 submitted to the Secretary of State a report on a review together with its proposals for the future electoral arrangements for the area of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 17(2) and 233(3) of, and Schedule 5 to, the said Act and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Secretary of State hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 1st January 1999.

(2) This Order shall apply only for the purposes of elections to be held after 30th April 1999.

Interpretation

2.  In the Schedule to this Order–

(a)a reference to–

(i)an electoral ward is a reference to that electoral ward as constituted in this Order; and

(ii)a road, footpath, railway line, river, burn or canal shall, where the context so admits, be construed as a reference to the centre line of the feature concerned; and

(b)the following abbreviations are used:–

“EW” for electoral ward;

“NG Ref” for National Grid Reference as published on Ordnance Survey Maps.

Electoral arrangements

3.  The area of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar shall be divided into 31 wards, having the names, contents and boundaries set forth in the Schedule to this Order.

Revocation

4.  The Western Isles Islands Area (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1992(3) is hereby revoked.

Henry B McLeish
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
21st December 1998

Article 3

SCHEDULEELECTORAL WARDS

Ward 1 Port of Ness

Commencing on the northern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar at a point in line with the mouth of the Swainbost River; then generally northeastward, eastward, southeastward and southwestward along the said council boundary to a point in line with the mouth of an unnamed river immediately south of Dun Othail; then westward in a straight line to the mouth of the said unnamed river at NG Ref NB 5412 5136; then northwestward in a straight line to the point where an unclassified road linking the A857 and B8015 roads crosses the Swainbost River at NG Ref NB 5170 6213; then northwestward along the said river and the continuation thereof to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 1 includes the islands of Sula Sgeir and Rona and all the islands along the northern coastal extent.

Ward 2 Dell

Commencing on the northern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar where it meets the western boundary of EW 1 at a point in line with the Swainbost River; then southeastward along the said EW boundary to the mouth of an unnamed river immediately to the south of Dun Othail, NG Ref NB 5412 5136; then southwestward in a straight line to a cairn northeast of Beinn Mheadhonach at NG Ref NB 4940 5039; then southwestward in a straight line to the summit point of the said hill; then southwestward in a straight line to the confluence of the Allt a Deas Muirneag and the Gress River at NG Ref NB 4509 4799; then northwestward in a straight line to the source of the Allt Fisgro at NG Ref NB 4036 5406; then generally northeastward and northwestward along the said river and the continuation thereof to the northern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then northeastward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 2 includes all the islands along the northern coastal extent.

Ward 3 Barvas and Arnol

Commencing on the northern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar where it meets the western boundary of EW 2 at a point in line with the mouth of the Allt Fisgro; then generally southeastward along the said EW boundary to the confluence of the Allt a Deas Muirneag and the Gress River at NG Ref NB 4509 4799; then southwestward in a straight line to the southern shore of Loch Taravat where an unnamed burn flows into the said loch, NG Ref NB 4273 4606; then southwestward in a straight line to the point where the A857 road crosses an unnamed burn flowing northwestward from Loch Gunna at NG Ref NB 3987 4163; then southwestward in a straight line to the point where the Gleann Svainagdail enters Loch nan Caorann, NG Ref NB 3427 3967; then northward in a straight line to the confluence of the Gleann Bhruthadail and its unnamed tributary north of Roishal Beag, NG Ref NB 3389 4342; then northwestward and northward along the said burn to the eastern shore of Loch Bhruthadail; then southwestward, westward and northward along the eastern, southern and western shores of the said loch to a path leading to Arnol, NG Ref NB 3128 4604; then generally northward along the said path to the point where it crosses the Allt a Gharaidh Uir at NG Ref NB 3100 4779; then westward along the said river to NG Ref NB 3088 4778; then northwestward in a straight line to a field boundary at NG Ref NB 3087 4786; then northwestward along the line of a field boundary to NG Ref NB 3080 4796; then northwestward in a straight line to a point on a field boundary at NG Ref NB 3075 4802; then southwestward along the said field boundary and the continuation thereof to the River Arnol; then northward along the said river to the eastern shore of Loch Arnol; then northward along the said shore to the River Arnol; then northwestward along the said river and the continuation thereof to the northern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then northeastward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 3 includes Eilean Arnol and all the islands along its northern coastal extent.

Ward 4 Shawbost

Commencing on the northern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar where it meets the western boundary of EW 3 at a point in line with the mouth of the River Arnol; then generally southeastward along the said EW boundary to the point where the Gleann Svainagadail flows into Loch nan Caorann at NG Ref NB 3427 3967; then southwestward in a straight line to the point where the Gleann Leitir flows into Loch Leitir, NG Ref NB 3290 3846; then southwestward in a straight line to the summit of Stacashal at NG Ref NB 3070 3739; then westward in a straight line to the point where an unnamed burn flows into Loch nan Breac on the eastern shore of the said loch, NG Ref NB 2833 3716; then northwestward in a straight line to the point where the Gleann Eiracleit flows out of Loch Airigh Seibh, NG Ref NB 2636 3832; then northwestward in a straight line to the source of the Allt Gleaharan at NG Ref NB 2403 4087; then northwestward in a straight line to a cairn located to the west of Dalbeg and continuing northwestward in a straight line to the northern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then northeastward and southeastward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 4 includes all the islands along its northern coastal extent.

Ward 5 Carloway

Commencing on the northern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar where it meets the western boundary of EW 4; then southeastward and eastward along the western and southern boundaries of EW 4 to the summit of Stacashal at NG Ref NB 3070 3739; then southward in a straight line to a point west of Loch Beinn nan Surrag at NG Ref NB 3123 3103; then southwestward in a straight line to the source of the Allt na Creige Guirme at NG Ref NB 3046 2964; then southwestward and southeastward along the said burn to the point where it enters Loch Achmore; then southwestward in a straight line to the summit of Roineval at NG Ref NB 2329 2123; then northward in a straight line to a point on the Allt na Muilne at NG Ref NB 2201 2956; then northward in a straight line to Loch Grimersta; then generally northward along the said loch into Loch Ceann Hulavig, passing to the west of Eilean an Tighe and Orasay Island and to the east of Eilean Trosdam to Loch Roag; then northward along the said loch passing to the west of Bratanish Mor and to the east of Eilean Kearstay into East Loch Roag and passing to the east of Keava and Vacasay Island to the northern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then generally northeastward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 5 includes the Island of Craigeam and all the islands along its western and northern coastal extent.

Ward 6 Uig

Commencing on the northern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar where it meets the western boundary of EW 5; then generally southeastward along the said EW boundary to the summit of Roineval at NG Ref NB 2329 2123; then eastward in a straight line to the eastern shore of Loch Langavat; then generally southwestward along the eastern and southern shores of the said loch to the point where the Langadale River enters the said loch at NG Ref NB 1549 1287; then southwestward along the said river to the point where it is crossed by a track leading from Vigadale Bay at NG Ref NB 1484 2105; then northwestward along the said track to a point in line with the southeastern shore of Loch Chleistir, NG Ref NB 1249 1301; then northward to and generally northward along the eastern shore of the said loch to the point where the Abhainn a Chlair Bhig enters the loch, NG Ref NB 1248 1338; then generally northwestward along the Abhainn a Chlair Bhig to its confluence with the Abhainn Mhor Ceann Resort at NG Ref NB 1119 1641; then northwestward along the said river to Loch Resort; then generally southwestward along the centre line of the said loch passing to the south of Bogh a Bhasa Moil; then northwestward passing to the east of Greine Sgeir and Duisker to the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then northward and northeastward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 6 includes Mealasta Island, the Flannan Isles and all the islands along its western coastal extent.

Ward 7 Gress

Commencing where the southern boundary of EW 2 meets the western boundary of EW 1 on the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southeastward and southwestward along the said council boundary to a point in line with the mouth of the Allt na Slugaide; then westward to and along the said burn to a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4852 3986; then northward along the said field boundary to the B895 road; then southwestward along the said road to its junction with Back Road; then northeastward along the said road to NG Ref NB 4849 4017 and a point in line with a field boundary; then northwestward to and along the said field boundary to the junction of an unclassified road leading to the B895 road and an access road leading to Feu No 62 Vatisker; then generally northeastward along the said access road to and northward and westward along the eastern and northern curtilages of the said property to the line of a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4840 4036; then northeastward and generally northwestward along field boundaries to NG Ref NB 4831 4072; then southwestward along the line of a field boundary to NG Ref NB 4823 4060; then northwestward along field boundaries to NG Ref NB 4791 4086; then northeastward along the line of a field boundary to NG Ref NB 4796 4092; then northwestward along the line of a field boundary to NG Ref NB 4780 4099; then westward in a straight line to NG Ref NB 4778 4099; then northward and northwestward along the line of a field boundary to NG Ref NB 4774 4108; then northwestward, northeastward and northwestward along the line of a field boundary to NG Ref NB 4766 4115; then northeastward to NG Ref NB 4767 4117 and the confluence of the Allt a Cheiltir with an unnamed tributary; then northwestward in a straight line to NG Ref NB 4728 4131; then southwestward to NG Ref NB 4724 4127; then northwestward in a straight line to a point on the southern shore of Loch Ullavat a Deas at NG Ref NB 4577 4274; then northward along the eastern shore of the said loch to NG Ref NB 4600 4316; then northward in a straight line to the confluence of the Feadan Loch Eagisgra and the Abhainn Ghriais at NG Ref NB 4612 4443; then northward along the Abhainn Ghriais to the southern boundary of EW 2; then northeastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 8 Coll

Commencing where the southern and eastern boundaries of EW 7 meet at a point in line with the mouth of the Allt na Slugaide on the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then generally southward along the said council boundary to a point in line with a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4627 3741; then westward to and northwestward along the said field boundary and the continuation thereof to an unclassified road running from Aird Tong to the B895 road; then northwestward to a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4615 3745; then generally northwestward along field boundaries to a point on the B895 road at NG Ref NB 4553 3763; then northwestward to and along a track and the continuation thereof in a straight line to the confluence of Allt an t-Sniomh and the Allt Dubh at NG Ref NB 4437 3811; then southwestward and northwestward along the Allt an t-Sniomh to and continuing northwestward along the Allt Molach to its source at NG Ref NB 4133 3880; then westward in a straight line to the A857 road; then generally northward along the said road to the southern boundary of EW 3; then northeastward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of EW 7; then generally southeastward along the western and southern boundaries of EW 7 to the point of commencement.

Ward 9 Blackwater

Commencing where the southern and eastern boundaries of EW 8 meet on the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southeastward, southwestward, westward and northwestward along the said council boundary to a point in line with a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4285 3535, to the rear of a property numbered 44b on the north side of an unnamed road leading from the A857 road; then westward to and along the said field boundary and the field boundaries to the rear of the properties numbered 44a and 44 to a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4272 3537; then southward along the said field boundary to a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4271 3530 to the rear of a property known as Glenview; then westward along the said field boundary and the continuation thereof to the A857 road; then northward along the said road to its junction with an unnamed road leading to Burnside House; then northwestward along the said road to a point in line with the western curtilage of a property known as Ardgour; then northward to and northwestward, northeastward, northwestward, southwestward and northwestward along the said curtilage of the said property to its northern curtilage at NG Ref NB 4211 3549; then northwestward and northeastward along field boundaries to a point on the southwestern curtilage of No 131c Rathad nam Beicearan at NG Ref NB 4218 3582; then southeastward and northeastward along the southern and eastern curtilages of the said property to and continuing northeastward along the eastern curtilages of the properties on the eastern side of Rathad nam Beicearan to a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4239 3592; then northeastward along the said field boundary to Bakers Road; then westward along the said road to a point in line with the western curtilage of the properties numbered 49 and 55 on the A857 at Newmarket; then northeastward to and generally northeastward, northwestward and northeastward along the western curtilages of the properties to the west of the A857 at Newmarket to NG Ref NB 4237 3634; then northwestward in a straight line to a point on the southern curtilage of a property numbered 52 on the A857 at Newmarket at NG Ref NB 4233 3644; then southwestward and northwestward along the southern and western curtilages of the said property to and continuing northwestward along the western curtilages of the properties numbered 81 and 80 on the A857 at Newmarket to a point on the northwestern curtilage of property numbered 80 on the A857 at Newmarket at NG Ref NB 4221 3660; then northwestward in a straight line to a point on the western curtilage of an unnamed property at NG Ref NB 4139 3728; then northeastward along the said curtilage to the A857; then northwestward along the A857 to the southern boundary of EW 8; then generally southeastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 10 Laxdale

Commencing where the southern and eastern boundaries of EW 9 meet on the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southeastward, southwestward, westward and northwestward along the said council boundary to a point in line with a track leading to Lanaig an Fhithich at NG Ref NB 4300 3460; then northwestward to and northwestward and southwestward along the said track to and southwestward along Lanaig an Fhithich to its junction with Macaulay Road; then southward along the said road to its junction with Long Lane; then southwestward along the said lane to NG Ref NB 4223 3447 and a point in line with a field boundary north of Killegray and Shirwan Courts; then westward to and southwestward along the said field boundary to and southwestward along the northern curtilages of Nos 16 and 25 Kiln Ridge to a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4197 3442; then northwestward and southwestward along the said field boundary to a track leading to Bennadrove Road at NG Ref NB 4119 3430; then southwestward along the said track to its junction with the said road; then northwestward along Bennadrove Road to a point in line with the rear curtilage of No 27 Tighean Innse Gall; then southward to and along the rear curtilages of Nos 27 to 25, the western curtilage of No 20 and the rear curtilages of Nos 19 to 17 Tighean Innse Gall and the prolongation thereof to the A858 road; then generally eastward along the said road to its junction with Bennadrove Road; then southeastward along the said road to its junction with the A859 road; then southwestward along the said road to the point where it crosses the River Creed at NG Ref NB 4041 3249; then generally westward along the said river to its confluence with the Feadan Loch Lochan and an unnamed tributary at NG Ref NB 3830 3181; then southwestward along the said tributary to Loch Uisg an t-Soluis; then southwestward along the northern shore of the said loch to an unnamed stream leading to Loch Druim nan Sgorach; then westward along the said stream to and northward and generally southwestward along the northern shore of the said loch to an unnamed stream leading to Loch Bhuna; then southwestward along the said stream to and northwestward and southwestward along the northern shore of the said loch to a point in line with the summit of Beinn a' Bhuna; then southwestward in a straight line to the said summit at NG Ref NB 3393 3025; then northwestward in a straight line to a point on the eastern boundary of EW 5 at NG Ref NB 3123 3103; then generally northward along the said EW boundary to the southern boundary of EW 4; then northeastward along the said EW boundary to the southern boundary of EW 3; then northeastward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of EW 8; then generally southeastward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of EW 9; then generally southeastward along the western and southern boundaries of EW 9 to the point of commencement.

Ward 11 Coulregrein

Commencing at NG Ref NB 4392 3439 in the estuary of the River Laxdale on the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southwestward in a straight line to the junction of Perceval Road South and Anderson Road at Goathill Farm; then generally northwestward along Perceval Road South to its junction with Macaulay Road; then generally northward along Macaulay Road to NG Ref NB 4254 3425 and a point in line with the northern curtilage of No 58 Macaulay Road; then northwestward to and along the northern curtilages of the properties to the north of Macaulay Road, Urquhart Gardens and Ceum A Bhealaich to and northwestward across Long Lane to and continuing northwestward along the northern curtilages of the properties to the west of Long Lane and the east of Mill Road to a point on Mill Road at NG Ref NB 4205 3434; then northwestward along the said road to a point on the eastern curtilage of No 14 Kiln Ridge at NG Ref NB 4202 3439; then northwestward along the eastern curtilages of Nos 14 and 16 Kiln Ridge to the southern boundary of EW 10 at NG Ref NB 4200 3442; then generally northeastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then generally southeastward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 12 Castle

Commencing on the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in Stornoway Harbour at a point in line with the mouth of the River Creed; then westward to and northwestward along the said river to the southern boundary of EW 10; then generally northeastward, northwestward, southeastward and northeastward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of EW 11; then southward, southeastward and southward along the said EW boundary to the junction of Perceval Road South and Macaulay Road; then southward along the said road to a point in line with Torquil Terrace; then southeastward to and along the said terrace to its junction with Westview Terrace; then northeastward along the said terrace to its junction with Jamieson Drive; then southeastward along the said drive to a point in line with a lane between No 34 Jamieson Drive and No 1 Maclennan Place; then southwestward to and along the said lane to and southwestward along the northern curtilages of Nos 47 to 1 Kennedy Terrace to the northern curtilage of No 29 Leverhulme Drive; then northwestward along the northern curtilages of Nos 29 and 31 Leverhulme Drive to a lane leading to Leverhulme Drive; then southwestward along the said lane to Leverhulme Drive; the northwestward along the said drive to its junction with Stag Road; then northwestward along the said road to its junction with Macaulay Road; then continuing northwestward in a straight line across a bowling green to the Bayhead River; then generally southwestward along the said river to a point at NG Ref NB 4201 3286 in line with the North Beach Quay; then southward in a straight line to and along the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 12 includes Greeta Island.

Ward 13 Manor Park

Commencing at NG Ref NB 4330 3455 on the eastern boundary of EW 11 at the junction of Perceval Road South and Anderson Road; then southwestward along Goathill Road to its junction with an access road to Barony Square; then northwestward along the said access road to and southwestward along Barony Square to a point in line with the curtilage between Nos 1 and 3 Barony Square; then northwestward to and along the said curtilage to and continuing northwestward along the rear curtilages of Nos 5 to 9 Barony Square to and northwestward across Barony Square to and continuing northwestward along the curtilage between Nos 22 and 24 Barony Square to the northwestern curtilage of No 22 Barony Square; then southwestward along the northwestern curtilages of Nos 22 to 18 Barony Square and No 13 Jamieson Drive to Jamieson Drive; then northwestward along the said drive to the eastern boundary of EW 12; then northwestward, southwestward, northwestward and northward along the said EW boundary to the southern boundary of EW 11; then southeastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 14 Goathill

Commencing at NG Ref NB 4321 3346 on the southeastern boundary of EW 11 at a point in line with the western curtilage of Nos 33/35 Goathill Road; then southeastward to and along the said curtilage and its continuation along the rear curtilages of Nos 10/12 to 60 Nicolson Road to the rear curtilage of No 38 Springfield Road; then southwestward and southeastward along the rear and western curtilages of the said property to Springfield Road; then northeastward along the said road to its junction with Macrae Road; then southeastward along the said road to its junction with Tolmie Terrace; then southeastward in a straight line to and along the southern boundary of a Nursery and prolongation thereof to a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4349 3316; then southeastward along the said field boundary to Mossend Road; then southwestward along the said road to its junction with Sandwick Road; then westward along the said road to its junction with Smith Avenue; then northward along the said avenue to its junction with Springfield Road; then northeastward along the said road to its junction with Churchill Drive; then northwestward along the said drive to its junction with Goathill Road; then southwestward along the said road to its junction with Goathill Crescent; then northwestward along the said crescent and Leverhulme Drive to the eastern boundary of EW 12; then northeastward along the said EW boundary to the southern boundary of EW 13; then southeastward, northeastward, southeastward and northeastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 15 Bayhead

Commencing at NG Ref NB 4302 3275 on the southern boundary of EW 14 at the junction of Sandwick Road and Smith Avenue; then westward along Sandwick Road to its junction with James Street; then southwestward along the said street to its junction with Lewis Street; then northwestward along the said street to its junction with Church Street; then westward along the said street to its junction with Kenneth Street; then northward along the said street to its junction with Cromwell Street; then westward across Cromwell Street Quay to the eastern boundary of EW 12; then northeastward, eastward and southeastward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of EW 14; then southeastward and southward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 16 Newton

Commencing at NG Ref NB 4230 3312 in the Bayhead River where the eastern boundary of EW 12 meets the southern boundary of EW 15; then generally southeastward along the southern boundary of EW 15 to and southeastward along the southern boundary of EW 14 to the junction of Sandwick Road and Mossend Road; then northeastward along the said road to a point in line with the southern boundary of the property known as Moss End; then southeastward to and southeastward and northeastward along the southern and eastern boundaries of the said property to a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4379 3290; then southeastward by way of field boundaries to a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4393 3282; then southwestward along the said field boundary and the continuation thereof in a straight line to Sandwick Road; then southeastward along the said road and East Street to its junction with an unnamed road leading to Stoney Field and Holm Farm; then southward along the said road to a point where it crosses a drain at NG Ref NB 4452 3183; then southwestward along the said drain to a point at NG Ref NB 4433 3170 where it meets a field boundary; then continuing southwestward along the said field boundary to NG Ref NB 4413 3560; then southward in a straight line to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then generally northwestward along the said council boundary to and generally northeastward along the eastern boundary of EW 12 to the point of commencement.

Ward 17 Plasterfield

Commencing where the eastern boundary of EW 11 meets the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then generally eastward along the said council boundary to a point in line with an unnamed water area east of Steinish at NG Ref NB 4527 3398; then southward to and generally southward along the said water to the point where it is crossed by a track leading to Stornoway Aerodrome at NG Ref NB 4521 3364; then southwestward along the said track to and southwestward along a track, leading to a former camp site, to a field boundary at NG Ref NB 4457 3340; then generally southwestward along the said field boundary to NG Ref NB 4433 3315; then southwestward in a straight line to the northeastern curtilage of No 40 Constable Road; then southwestward along the rear curtilages of Nos 40 to 50 Constable Road to Constable Road; then northwestward along the said road to a point in line with a field boundary west of Cnoc Iobhair at NG Ref NB 4410 3303; then southwestward to and along the said field boundary to the northern boundary of EW 16; then northwestward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 14; then northeastward and northwestward along the eastern and northern boundaries of EW 14 to the eastern boundary of EW 13; then northeastward along the said EW boundary to and continuing northeastward along the eastern boundary of EW 11 to the point of commencement.

Ward 18 Braighe

Commencing where the eastern boundary of EW 17 meets the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar at Melbost Sounds; then generally northeastward, southeastward, eastward, northeastward, and southeastward along the said council boundary to an unnamed burn at NG Ref NB 5113 3381; then southwestward along the said burn to an unnamed track at NG Ref NB 5100 3370; then southeastward along the said track to the A866 road at NG Ref NB 5133 3320; then southwestward along the said road to its junction with an unnamed road leading to Bayble; then southeastward along the said road to a point in line with a field boundary at NG Ref NB 5138 3295; then southwestward to and along the said field boundary to NG Ref NB 5101 3262; then southwestward in a straight line to NG Ref NB 5070 3248; then southwestward along the southern curtilages of the properties to the south of the A866 to a minor road at NG Ref NB 5038 3233 leading from the A866 to Lower Bayble; then northwestward along the said minor road to the A866 road; then generally southwestward along the said road to NG Ref NB 4837 3199; then westward in a straight line to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then generally southwestward and northwestward along the said council boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 16; then generally northeastward and northwestward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 17; then generally northeastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 18 includes Holm Island and all the islands along its coastal extent.

Ward 19 Knock and Bayble

Commencing on the A866 road and the southern boundary of EW 18 at NG Ref NB 4834 3201; then eastward and northeastward along the said EW boundary to NG Ref 5121 3310 where the A866 road is met by an unnamed road; then southeastward along the said unnamed road to NG Ref NB 5146 3291 where it meets a track at the southeastern corner of a car park; then northeastward along the said track to and continuing northeastward along the southeastern boundaries of the Garrabost Allotments to the eastern boundary of No 12 Garrobost.; then northward following the eastern boundary of the said property to the southern curtilage of the Manse; then eastward along the said curtilage and the southern boundaries of the Garrabost Allotments to a track at NG Ref NB 5238 3357; then southeastward along the said track to where it crosses Alltna Muilne at NG Ref NB 5290 3338; then due southeast in a straight line to the point where it meets the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southwestward and northwestward along the said Council boundary to the southern boundary of EW 18; then eastward along the said boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 19 includes Eilean Mor Bayble and all the islands along its coastal extent.

Ward 20 Tiumpan

Commencing where the eastern boundary of EW 18 meets the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar at NG Ref NB 5113 3381; then northeastward, eastward, southward and southwestward along the said council boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 19; then generally northwestward, westward, southwestward and northwestward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 18; then northwestward, northeastward, northwestward and northeastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 20 includes all the islands along its coastal extent.

Ward 21 North Lochs

Commencing at NG Ref NB 2745 2553 on the eastern boundary of EW 5; then generally northeastward along the said EW boundary to the southern boundary of EW 10; then southeastward and generally northeastward along the said EW boundary to and southeastward along the southern boundary of EW 12 to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southeastward and southward along the said council boundary to a point south of Stac Thabhaidh in line with NG Ref NB 3867 2303; then northwestward to that point and continuing northwestward in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 21 includes all the islands along its eastern coastal extent.

Ward 22 Lochs

Commencing at NG Ref NB 2745 2553 where the eastern boundary of EW 5 meets the southern boundary of EW 21; then southeastward along the southern boundary of EW 21 to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then generally southward, southwestward and northwestward along the said council boundary to a point in the mouth of Loch Seaforth west of Sgeir Hal; then northwestward along the centre line of Loch Seaforth passing to the west of Seaforth Island to the mouth of the Abhainn a' Mhuil; then northwestward to and along the said burn to NG Ref NB 1896 1276; then northwestward in a straight line to the summit of Mullach Vigadale at NG Ref NB 1737 1299; then southwestward in a straight line to Mullach a' Ruisg, NG Ref NB 1682 1271; then southwestward in a straight line to the confluence of the Gil Mhor a' Mho and the Langadale River on the southern boundary of EW 6 at NG Ref NB 1501 1204; then generally northeastward along the said EW boundary to the southern boundary of EW 5; then northeastward along the eastern boundary of EW 5 to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 22 includes Eilean Iubhard, the Shiant Islands and all the islands along its eastern coastal extent.

Ward 23 Harris West

Commencing at NG Ref NB 1737 1299 on the summit of Mullach Vigadale on the western boundary of EW 22; then southwestward in a straight line to the source of the Urgha River at NG Ref NB 1640 0260; then southwestward in a straight line to NG Ref NB 1540 0045 at a reservoir; then southward in a straight line to a point on the northern curtilage of Hill Cottage at NG Ref NB 1529 0024; then southward along the eastern curtilage of Hill Cottage to and southeastward along the eastern curtilage of an unnamed property immediately behind the garage to Scott Road; then southwestward along the said road to the A859; then southwestward in a straight line to the summit point of Langraclett at NG Ref NG 1409 7840; then southward in a straight line to the summit point of Uaval Beg at NG Ref NG 1344 9507; then southeastward in a straight line to NG Ref NG 1517 9162; then eastward in a straight line to the mid point of Loch Grosebay north of Glas Sgeir; then southeastward to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southwestward along the said council boundary to a point in line with the mid point of the water between Hermetray and Groatay; then northwestward to and along the said mid point to and continuing northwestward along the mid point between Righe nam Ban and Orasay to the west of Tahay, Votersay, between Greanem and North Uist and to the east of Torogay and Berneray; then westward along the mid point of the Sound of Pabbay to the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then northeastward along the said council boundary to the southern boundary of EW 6; then generally southeastward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of EW 22; then northeastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 23 includes St Kilda, Boreray, Pabbay, Shillay, Coppay, Taransay, Glas Sgeir, Cairearn and all other islands along its eastern and western coastal extent.

Ward 24 Harris East

Commencing at NG Ref NB 1737 1299 on the summit of Mullach Vigadale on the western boundary of EW 22; then eastward and southeastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southward, westward and northwestward along the said council boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 23; then generally northwestward and northeastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 24 includes Scalpay, Scotasay and all the islands along its eastern coastal extent.

Ward 25 Paible

Commencing on the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar where it meets the southern boundary of EW 23; then generally eastward and southeastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southwestward along the said council boundary to a point in line with the mouth of Loch Maddy; then westward to and northwestward along the centre line of the said loch passing to the south of Flodday, Ferramas Cliasay More, Cliasay Beg and Kellasay Beg to a point in line with the Standing Stones at NG Ref NF 8876 7171; then westward in a straight line to the said point; then southwestward in a straight line to the triangulation point at NG Ref NF 8086 7003; then northwestward in a straight line to the point where an unclassified road leading from Ardhesken crosses the Abhainn a' Charra at NG Ref NF 7894 7013; then southwestward along the said unclassified road to the A865 road; then southeastward along the A865 road to the point where it crosses an unnamed burn flowing westward from Loch Dusary; then generally westward along the southern shore of an unnamed loch on the west side of the A865 road to and generally southward along an unnamed burn flowing from the said loch and the continuation thereof to the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then northwestward and northeastward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 25 includes the islands of Berneray and Terogay and all the islands along its eastern and western coastal extent.

Ward 26 Lochmaddy

Commencing on the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar where it meets the southern boundary of EW 25; then generally northeastward and southeastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southwestward along the said council boundary to a point in line with the mid point of the main water channel between North Uist and Benbecula; then westward to and northwestward along the mid point of the said channel passing to the north of Eilean Leathann, Calavay, Flodda, Eilean Mhic Caoilte and the south of Eilean Arda to a point in line with the mid point of Beul an Toim; then westward to and along the said mid point to the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then northwestward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 26 includes the island of Ronay and all other islands along its coastal extent.

Ward 27 North Benbecula

Commencing on the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar where it meets the southern boundary of EW 26; then northeastward and generally southeastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then generally southwestward along the said council boundary to a point in line with the mid point of Loch Uskavagh; then westward to and along the said mid point and continuing westward in a straight line to and along the mid point of Heoruavay Bay to NG Ref NF 8309 5097; then southwestward in a straight line to an unnamed track at the north end of Loch a' Bhradain at NG Ref NF 8040 5005; then generally westward in a straight line to a point on the A865 at NG Ref NF 7989 4999; then northwestward in a straight line to NG Ref NF 7851 5065; then southwestward in a straight line to the northern curtilage of an unnamed property at NG Ref NF 7820 5065; then northwestward and southwestward along the northern and western curtilages of the said property to a point at NG Ref NF 7816 5061; then generally westward and northwestward along field boundaries to a point at NG Ref NF 7786 5073; then southwestward in a straight line to a point on the B892 at NG Ref NF 7756 5020; then eastward along the said road to a point in line with an unnamed track leading to the shore at Lub Bhan; then southwestward to and along the said track to the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then northward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 27 includes the islands of Maragay Beag, Maragay Mor and Greanamul and all the islands along its northern and eastern coastal extent.

Ward 28 Eochar

Commencing on the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar where it meets the southern boundary of EW 27; then generally northeastward, southeastward, northeastward and eastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southward along the said council boundary to a point in line with the mid point of the mouth of Loch Skipport; then westward to and southwestward and northwestward along the mid point of the said loch passing to the north of Ornish Island and Shillay Mor to NG Ref NF 8135 4025; then northwestward in a straight line to NG Ref NF 8085 4050; then northwestward in a straight line to NG Ref NF 7785 4145 on the A865; then southwestward in a straight line to a field boundary at NG Ref NF 7670 4130; then southwestward and generally northwestward along the said field boundary and its prolongation in a straight line to the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then northwestward and northward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 28 includes all the islands along its eastern and western coastal extent.

Ward 29 Loch Eynort

Commencing on the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar where it meets the southern boundary of EW 28; then generally eastward and southeastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then southward along the said council boundary to a point in line with the mid point of the mouth of Loch Boisdale; then westward to and southwestward and northwestward along the mid point of the said loch passing to the north of Calvay and the south of Eileanan Iasgaich to an unnamed loch east of Crossdougal, NG Ref NF 7626 1972; then generally northward along the eastern shore of the said loch to NG Ref NF 7606 2015; then northeastward in a straight line to a point on the southern shore of Loch Chilleinvagh at NG Ref NF 7640 2061; then northwestward along the southern shore of the said loch to a field boundary at NG Ref NF 7610 2092; then northwestward along the said field boundary to NG Ref NF 7605 2098; then northwestward in a straight line to NG Ref NF 7593 2104 and a point on the TA Centre access road; then northeastward along the said road to and across the A865 road to and along the eastern curtilage of the property numbered 14 on the northern side of the A865 road; then northwestward along the rear curtilages of the properties numbered 14 to 7 on the northern side of the A865 road; then northwestward in a straight line to and along the rear curtilages of the properties numbered 3 to 1 on the western side of a track leading from the A865 to a water tank; then northeastward and northwestward along the rear curtilages of the properties numbered 9 and 10 on the north side of the A865 to and continuing northwestward along a field boundary to the rear of properties on the north side of the A865 to a point in line with a field boundary at NG Ref NF 7571 2186; then northward to and along the said field boundary to the point where it crosses a field drain at NG Ref NF 7573 2143; then northwestward along the line of the said drain to NG Ref NF 7569 2149; then westward in a straight line to the southern shore of Loch nan Siaman at NG Ref NF 7566 2149; then northwestward along the southern and western shores of the said loch to the point where an unnamed burn flowing from Loch a' Mhuillinn enters Loch nan Siaman; then generally westward along the said burn and the northern shore of Loch a' Mhuillinn to NG Ref NF 7506 2184 and an unnamed burn flowing to Loch Hallan; then generally westward along the said burn to the eastern shore of Loch Hallan; then southwestward along the said shore to NG Ref NF 7422 2174; then westward in a straight line to the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then generally northward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 29 includes all the islands along its eastern and western coastal extent.

Ward 30 Daliburgh and Eriskay

Commencing on the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar where it meets the southern boundary of EW 29; then generally southeastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then generally southward along the said council boundary to and northwestward along the mid point of the Sound of Barra to the western boundary of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; then northward along the said council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 30 includes the islands of Hartonmul, Eriskay, Stack Islands, Lingay and all the other islands along its coastal extent.

Ward 31 Barra and Vatersay

Comprises the island of Barra and all the islands along its coastal extent, Fuday, Gighay, Flodday, Muldoanich, Sandray, Pabbay, Mingulay, Berneray, Lingay, Vatersay, Fiaray and Oronsay and all associated islands.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order gives effect to proposals made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland for the future electoral arrangements for the area of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (the Western Isles Council). The proposals follow on the review of the whole of Scotland undertaken by the Commission in terms of Schedule 5 to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The area of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is divided into 31 electoral wards as described in the Schedule to the Order. The Order has effect for the purposes of elections held after 30th April 1999 and will thus first apply as regards the ordinary election of councillors due to take place in May 1999.


(1)
1973 c. 65.

(2)
Schedule 5 was substituted by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), Schedule 13, paragraph 92(67).

(3)
S.I. 1992/3322.
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