OHTG to seek meeting with new Comhairle

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The Outer Hebrides Transport Group (OHTG) is seeking an early meeting with the newly elected Councillors on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

They will make the formal request once the council meets and appoints a Leader and Convenor and fills all the other positions.

OHTG Co-ordinator, Gail Robertson said: “With a notable few exceptions, almost all Councillors in the previous Comhairle supported our campaign to try and halt the imposition of the household and haulage ferry tax. The first 50% increase has been imposed and our families and businesses are already paying this tax. We were very encouraged that seven of the new councillors contacted us before the election and pledged, if elected, to support our campaign. We now look forward to working with them and demonstrating to the SNP Government the impact of their damaging policies.”

Stornoway Haulier, David Wood said: “A critically important socio-economic analysis is going to be undertaken and it will be informed with data that should have been collated before the SNP Government betrayed the islands by withdrawing support for commercial traffic.”