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Consultation on Crown Estate Proposals

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is encouraging the public to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Crown Estate proposals which ends on March 29th.

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Mr MacNeil will meet with community renewable representatives on Monday and BEIS ministers on Tuesday.

MP stands up for island renewables

Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil will make a last ditch attempt to convince the UK Government to offer support to island renewable projects when he meets Ministers next week.

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Fears over reduced influence

Fears over reduced influence

A Western Isles Councillor has called for the reversal of the decision to disband the HIE board and said that a compromise suggested by a Highland MP was not the answer.

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MSP encourages participation in Crown Estate consultation

MSP encourages participation in Crown Estate consultation

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has encouraged islanders to take part in a consultation on the long term framework for the management of the Crown Estate in Scotland.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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Alasdair Allan on the road to Rhenigidale, Isle of Harris. European funding allowed the village to be connected to the rest of the island in 1989.

MSP says Single Market is best hope for Islands

Western Isles MSP, Alasdair Allan has commented that the Scottish Government’s proposals to keep Scotland in the European Single Market and stop the “national disaster” of a hard Brexit represent the best immediate prospect for the economy of the Western Isles.

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Donald Cameron MSP (right) and Alex MacLeod, Chief Executive of Stornoway Port Authority (left) talked about the plans for the Harbour during Mr Cameron's recent visit.

Donald Cameron backs consultation on Stornoway Harbour Master Plan

Following the publication by the Stornoway Port Authority, of a 20-year vision for Stornoway’s harbour, Donald Cameron, MSP for the Highlands and Islands region, met with Alex Macleod, Chief Executive of Stornoway Port Authority, and has added his general support to the development of facilities in the Western Isles, welcoming the public consultation.

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Fishing Industry hold ‘constructive’ meeting with UK Immigration Minister

Fishing Industry hold ‘constructive’ meeting with UK Immigration Minister

Western Isles MP, Angus MacNeil together with leading figures from the Western Isles fishing industry - Duncan MacInnes, Secretary of the Western Isles Fishermen’s Association and Donald J Maclean, Managing Director Barratlantic - met with UK Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill MP to discuss the crew shortage crisis impacting on the West Coast fishing industry.

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MSP Alasdair Allan.

MSP to raise nuisance call concerns

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has pledged to support efforts to cut down on nuisance calls – after it was announced that a new commission is to tackle the issue.

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Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

UK Minister for Energy to visit Hebrides

Isles MP Angus MacNeil has been notified that the UK Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property is scheduled to visit the Hebrides next year.

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Isles MP and MSP welcome Hebrides Range Announcement

Isles MP and MSP welcome Hebrides Range Announcement

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan, and MP, Angus MacNeil, have welcomed the announcement that the future of the Hebrides Range in Uist will remain secure until 2028.

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Comhairle cautions over the financial challenges ahead

Comhairle cautions over the financial challenges ahead

Councils across Scotland face significant challenges in the year ahead states a report from the Accounts Commission into Local Government finances.

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Angus MacNeil MP and Tina Tietjen, independent chair of the Energy Switch Guarantee at a reception at Westminster.

Switch and save on electricity bills, says MP

More than 98% of households in the Western Isles could save hundreds of pounds on electricity if they were to switch suppliers, according to new figures.

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Comhairle Leader, Angus Campbell.

Comhairle calls for new cash to be used for second ETV

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is calling on the UK Government to use part of the new cash announced in the Autumn Statement for Civil Resilience and Community Safety, to be used for a second Emergency Towing vessel (ETV) based on the west coast of Scotland.

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Highlands and Islands MSP David Stewart

MSP calls for more powers to be given to Islands

David Stewart, MSP for Highlands and Islands, has called for more powers to be devolved to Island Authorities.

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Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant

Working to improve ferry connections

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has said she is pleased to be advised by CalMac that they will be making efforts to improve the integrated timetabling between Lochboisdale-Mallaig sailings and relevant onward travel connections in next year’s summer timetable.

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Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil.

Transocean Winner Inquiry

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee will hold an inquiry today (Monday) into the grounding of the Transocean Winner oil rig off Dalmore, Isle of Lewis earlier this year.

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Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan is keen to hear your views.

MSP to host Brexit and Independence meeting

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan will be hosting a public meeting at 7.30pm, Monday 28th November in the Bayhead Bridge Centre, Stornoway to discuss Europe, Brexit and Independence with islanders.

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Politicians blast UK Government over Islands renewables

Politicians blast UK Government over Islands renewables

Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil says the decision of the UK Government to deny support to island renewables is an ‘epic kick in the teeth’ for the Scottish islands and will threaten the UK’s long term carbon targets.

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Donald Trump poses for photographers during a visit to his late mother's house on Lewis in 2008

Will Trump get his boots on?

Donald Trump will be the first US President eligible to play in Lewis football’s oldest competition.

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