Na h-Eileanan Siar is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas. It is governed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the only local council in Scotland to have a Gaelic-only name, the title Western Isles Council having been retracted in 1997.
The council was created in 1975 and since 1999, there has been also the Western Isles constituency of the Scottish Parliament, sharing the same boundaries.
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