Loss of 999 service in Castlebay and Carnan

THe ‘999’ systems in the Castlebay (Barra) and Carnan (South Uist) areas of the Western Isles are currently unavailable.

Northern Constabulary are in regular contact with British Telecom who are working to fix the problem.

Until BT have resolved the problem members of the public can visit Castlebay Police station in an emergency and in both areas the mobile phone service is still available.

Police can be contacted through Stornoway Police station on 01851 702222.