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Stornoway Town Hall is now the central base for all the Apprenticeships and Employability Services run by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

This is because CnES's Accredited Skills and Training Team has today (Monday 12 April) relocated to the Town Hall.

The historic building, originally opened in 1905 by former UK Prime Minister Lord Rosebery, and reopened in 1929 after being destroyed by fire in 1918, will act as a base for the Comhairle’s Apprenticeship and Employability programs.

From Foundation Apprenticeships through to Graduate Apprenticeships the Comhairle currently offers support in 44 different areas through 21 different funds. Employers or young people who would like more information on how to get involved should email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CnES Leader Roddie Mackay, said: “Stornoway Town Hall has been central to the community of the Isle of Lewis since 1905. Many will remember it as the Town Council Headquarters, Public Library or Cinema but for today’s young people it will be a learning centre full of opportunity.

"The historic building will now play an important role in shaping the future of the Western Isles' Workforce.”

CnES Apprenticeship Manager Dolina Smith, said: “The Comhairle’s apprenticeship pathway offers a range of opportunities in a variety of sectors.

"We want to ensure that all young people in the Western Isles can achieve their goals while living, learning and earning in the islands.

"The Town Hall will serve as a central base for all our Apprenticeships and Employability Services and offer closer contact between apprentices, employers and training officers.”