Western Isles MSP, Alasdair Allan, today officially opened the new community petrol pump at Ravenspoint in Pairc, Isle of Lewis.
Dr Allan welcomed the new facility, which will end the need to make a 50 mile return trip for fuel.
Alasdair Allan commented: “I would like to congratulate Co-Chomunn na Pairc for responding to a clear community need, expressed irecent residents survey, which was the urgent requirement to have somewhere locally to fuel cars.
“This is the kind of initiative which makes the difference between fragile rural communities being viable, or not. It is very welcome to see such work being put in by the local community to achieve this, which included raising a significant amount of funding.
“This 24 hour facility is a useful addition to the other facilities which the community has developed at Ravenspoint. I wish this enterprise every success for the future and look forward to it making a big difference locally.”