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Western Isles

Western Isles or Western Islands, Scotland: see Hebrides, the.

Westernizers

Westernizers, in Russian history: see Slavophiles and Westernizers.
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Western Isles

1. an island authority in W Scotland, consisting of the Outer Hebrides; created in 1975. Administrative centre: Stornoway. Pop.: 26 100 (2003 est.). Area: 2900 sq. km (1120 sq. miles)
2. another name for the Hebrides
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Anglesey and Flintshire both scored just 2.76, putting them 135 and 136, with Eilean Siar, Orkney & Shetland again doing best, at 2.67.
The aid intensity in Lochaber, Skye and Lochalsh and Argyll and the Islands, Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Caithness and Sutherland, and Ross and Cromarty can reach up to 30% net due to the specific development difficulties of these sparsely-populated areas.
The future of renewable energy in the Western Isles, and who should benefit from the potential profits, was highlighted this week by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar councillor Gordon Murray.
Alasdair MacEachen, of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: "It's a fairly light construction so you don't want it rolling on top of someone.
Councillor Rae Mackenzie, Stornoway South, said his request for a report on the state of the school and a review of future use of Sandwickhill School was refused by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) education committee - something the council denies.
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The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, or Western Isles Council, has ruled for the first time that committee meetings must be held in Gaelic.
Finance Minister Tom McCabe announced the aid package for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Western Isles local authority, to help repair the infrastructure.
"We do not propose to pre-empt the Bill by changing ward boundaries in Orkney, Shetland or Comhairle nan Eilean Siar."