The regeneration of Balivanich could come a step closer next week as the Comhairle looks set to adopt recommendations which could ‘lead to improvements in the economy, environment and infrastructure of the settlement’.
The Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse MSP was unable to update Parliament this morning (Thursday) in regards to concerns over additional costs resulting from the build delays to two new CalMac ferries.
Cuts to the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) would be ‘the worst possible news for crofters’, according to the Chair of the Comhairle’s Sustainable Development Committee, Councillor Donald Crichton.
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has expressed its disappointment and frustration at the recent announcement that the new ferry which is to be allocated on the Uig-Lochmaddy-Tarbert route will not now be entering service until at least summer 2020.
The Isle of Barra Distillers was established as recently as 2016, but it’s been a dream of wife and husband team Katie and Michael Morrison for much longer than that, and this week marks one year since the Barra gin went on sale.
A meeting between Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Baroness Sugg, UK Government Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, this afternoon (Tuesday) has put the issue of air traffic control centralisation back in the spotlight.