Police Scotland have done another u-turn on the Stornoway traffic warden service and have now agreed that they will now fund it for the next 12 months.
Originally Comhairle nan Eilean siar had agreed with Police Scotland on a temporary solution to continue the local provision but at the last minute, they pulled out.
Today (Tuesday) they have changed their minds again. The decision has been welcomed by Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan, who raised the subject with them last week.
He said: “This is a sensible solution to a question which I, and others, have raised recently with Police Scotland. Namely how traffic warden services can be sustained during the current period of organisational change.
“As well as securing the traffic warden’s job I hope that this move leads to a better understanding between the police and Comhairle over how to move forward in future.”