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Our Vision

Our vision for the Outer Hebrides is a prosperous, well-educated and healthy community enjoying a good quality of life and fully realising the benefits of our natural environment and cultural traditions.

Within this site you can find information about Community Planning in the Outer Hebrides and our Single Outcome Agreement, together with minutes, and other useful links.

You can also follow the Partnership on Twitter @OHCPP 

Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you require further information.

The Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership is currently reviewing its SOA, and as required under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act is developing a Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) for the Outer Hebrides, and Locality Plans for the areas of Stornoway West and Benbecula and North Uist. It is anticipated these plans will be published by Autumn 2017.


How Good is Your Community?

The OHCPP has set out a survey to find out what you think of the area in which you live. What are the facilities like? Do you feel included in your community and how could the organisations of the Outer Hebrides improve your experience?

With only 14 questions to be answered, you could help the OHCPP  gather as much information as possible so that the partner agencies, including the Comhairle, NHS Western Isles, local Emergency Services, HIE and the Voluntary Sector, can work better together with communities  to serve your interests and needs.

The results from this survey will be used by all partner organisations to identify priorities for action for the next 10 years. So if you want to have an influence on how your area is developed and the future of the Outer Hebrides, this is your opportunity to make your voice heard.

The OHCPP Place Standard survey is online now and will be available until 31st March 2017. It can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/OHCPP  Paper copies will be available in local libraries


OHCPP Board Meetings

The next meeting of the OHCPP Board is 7 March 2017, CnES, Harris at 5pm (with VC from other areas). Papers for the meeting are available here.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

If you would like more information about our schedule and location of meetings in 2017 please click here.


Uist and Barra public transport – participatory budgeting project

Following the success of the Uist and Barra public transport project, resources to assist other public bodies with the Participatory Budgeting processes, including templates and examples from the Uist and Barra procurement exercise are now available here.


Welfare Reforms and Poverty

Information about the Welfare Reforms and some of the impacts can be found here.

Internet Access Points

A map of Western Isles Comhairle and Community facilities offering internet access can be found here.


Survival Guide

The Western Isles Poverty Action Group and Partners have revised the Survival Guide for people in crisis or affected by Welfare Reforms. Hard copies are available from all Western Isles Citizen Advice Bureaus and can be downloaded here:

icon In Crisis, need help - Survival Guide (1.14 MB)


Single Outcome Agreement: Measuring Success

The OHCPPs SOA Annual Report 2015-16 is avaiable here






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