At yesterday’s (20th November) meeting of the Comhairle’s Transportation committee, SNP councillor John A Maciver and his SNP colleague Kenny Macleod have put the reinstatement of the Barra link of the inter island air services firmly back on the table.
SNP councillor, John A Maciver commented: “I am delighted that the committee accepted my amendment to ask the chief executive to submit a report to the Comhairle detailing funding options for the re-establishment of the inter islands air services.
“This puts the Barra - Benbecula link back on the agenda. This will mean that councillors may have to make difficult budgetary decisions. Had they agreed to the budget proposals set out by the SNP group last February, the services wouldn’t have been cut in the first place.”