Coastguard campaigners call public meeting

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Campaigners from the closure threatened Coastguard Station in Stornoway have announced today that they will be hosting a public meeting at the Stornoway Primary School Hall at 7:00pm this Thursday (27th January).

The meeting will be open for anyone to attend and there will be members of staff from the Coastguard station and local councillors available to explain the reasoning behind the campaign and to answer questions that the public may have about the MCA’s consultation document.

Campaign spokesman, Martin Collins said: “This is an open invitation for members of the public to come along to the Stornoway Primary School on Thursday evening and learn more about what we believe the MCA’s plans will mean for the safety of life and the environment around the west coast of Scotland in the future.

“We need all the support we can get to show the UK Government that the MCA’s vision is flawed and will lead to a vastly reduced Coastguard service.

“This is purely a cost-cutting exercise with no thought for the people we serve or the coastline and seas we look after.”