Lews Castle repair contract

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are currently monitoring the situation with regard to the main contractor on Lews Castle.

It is believed the contractor, Pattons, are experiencing some difficulties and this has impacted on a local sub-contractor.

A spokesperson for the Comhairle said they were aware of the situation.

Pattons are carrying out a £2m programme of repair works, funded by the Comhairle, Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund, that will secure the external envelope of the Castle.