Agendas, reports and minutes
Isle of Skye and Raasay Committee
Date: Monday, 31 May 2021
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A meeting of the Isle of Skye and Raasay Committee (Comataidh an Eilein Sgitheanaich agus Ratharsair) will be held REMOTELY on Monday, 31 May, 2021 at 10.30 am.
You are invited to attend the meeting and a note of the business to be considered is attached.
Head of Corporate Governance
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to consider whether they have an interest to declare in relation to any item on the agenda for this meeting. Any Member making a declaration of interest should indicate whether it is a financial or non-financial interest and include some information on the nature of the interest. Advice may be sought from officers prior to the meeting taking place.
There are circulated for information, Minutes of Meeting of the Isle of Skye and Raasay Committee (Comataidh an Eilein Sgitheanaich agus Ratharsair) held on 29 March, 2021, which were approved at the Highland Council meeting held on 13 May, 2021.
4. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Local Committee Performance Report
Aithisg Choileanaidh Comataidh Ionadail Seirbheis Smàlaidh agus Teasairginn na h-Alba
There is circulated Report No SR/6/21 by the Local Senior Officer, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Members are invited to comment and scrutinise the Local Performance Report.
5. Education Update
Fios às Ùr mu Fhoghlam
There will be a verbal report by the Interim Area Education & Learning Manager (West).
6. Newton Rooms
Seòmraichean a’ Bhaile Ùir
There will be a verbal update from the Quality Improvement Manager on the progress to date of the Pop up Newton Rooms. Highlands and Islands Enterprise have appointed international specialist firm FIRST Scandinavia, the company that developed and owns the Newton Concept, to create one of Scotland’s first Newton Rooms at Caol Youth Centre in Fort William. Newton rooms offer practical education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for schools.
The plan across Highland is to develop a network of Pop-Up Newton Rooms to promote STEM subjects across primary and secondary schools.
7. Isle of Skye and Raasay Investment Plan
Plana Tasgaidh an Eilein Sgitheanaich is Ratharsair
There will be a verbal update on progress and an outline of the consultation Programme on the Isle of Skye and Raasay Investment Plan.
8. Visitor Management Plan
Plana Stiùiridh Luchd-tadhail
There will be a verbal update by the Tourism Co-ordinator on the Visitor Management Plan.
9. Housing Performance Report
Aithisg Choileanaidh Taigheadais
There is circulated Report No. SR/7/21 by the Executive Chief Officer Property and Housing.
The Committee is invited to consider the information provided on housing performance in the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.
10. Environmental Health Update
Fios às Ùr mu Shlàinte Àrainneachdail
There is circulated Report No. SR/8/21 by the Executive Chief Officer Communities and Place.
Members are asked scrutinise:
i. the background information on the Environmental Health team;
ii. the type and volume of work being undertaken locally by team;
iii. the ongoing challenges in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and the other statutory duties undertaken by environmental health; and
iv. the new report format and content.
11. Burial Ground Capacity Update, Isle of Skye & Raasay
Fios às Ùr mu Chomas nan Cladhan, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach is Ratharsair
There is circulated Report No. SR/9/21 by the Executive Chief Officer Communities and Place.
The Committee is asked to:-
i note progress made on establishing the accurate numbers of available lair capacity and the ongoing work to secure land for burial ground expansion focusing on priority sites; and
ii continue discussions on burial ground capacity with local communities.
- Read the Minutes Minutes, 141.7 KB
- Item 3 - Minutes Report, 140.43 KB
- Item 4 - Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Local Committee Performance Report Report, 1.57 MB
- Item 9 - Housing Performance Report Report, 242.67 KB
- Item 10 - Environmental Health Update Report, 439.15 KB
- Item 11 - Burial Ground Capacity Update, Isle of Skye and Raasay Report, 197.41 KB