T/Inspector Jane Nicolson

Chief Inspector Ian Graham is the Area Commander for the Western Isles and is based at Stornoway Police Station. His responsibilities include performance management, response policing, community engagement, partnership working and the daily management of personnel.

Stornoway (South)

The Western Isles, also known as the Outer Hebrides, are a chain of islands 30 miles off the north west coast of Scotland. The main islands are, from north to south, Lewis, Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra.

Large numbers of visitors come to the islands each year to take part in outdoor pursuits, visit sites of historical interest and attend events such as the annual Hebridean Celtic Festival. 

The main police station is based in Stornoway – the largest settlement and administrative capital of the islands – with other police offices located at Tarbert, Lochmaddy, Balivanich, Lochboisdale and Castlebay.

Your Priorities

We are acting on priorities to influence policing activity in your area. For more information see the Multi Member Ward Plan.

Policing Team

How to Contact Us

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For non-urgent crime, you can contact your local police office by telephoning 101.

Please note that our Community Team email address is not for reporting crime or ongoing incidents. These should be reported by calling 101 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency).

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Your Police Station

Stornoway Police Station

18 Church Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2JD