MSP meets Scottish Water over island supply concerns

FOLLOWING a number of concerns regarding water supplies in areas of the Western Isles, MSP Alasdair Allan has met with Scottish Water in a bid to seek a resolution to the problems.

Dr Allan said: “Scottish Water have invested in a great number of improvements in the islands in the last couple of years.

“That said, there are a number of places I still get mail about water problems, and these were subjects I raised with Scottish Water.”

The MSP voiced complaints from constituents living in the Callanish and Breasclete areas of Lewis concerning repeated interruption of their water supply this year.

And he revealed that Scottish Water are now set to replace the ageing system in this area at the start of next year.

He continued: “Other issues I raised included the loss of water pressure in some areas including Ness, which Scottish Water hope to remedy once major work is undertaken around the Habost area.

“Another long-running issues has been the taste of the water in Berneray and Scottish Water are currently engaged on works to scour the system there to improve this.”

Dr Allan added: “I hope we are now making progress on some of these fronts, and remain happy to pursue any concerns people have in their own areas of the Western Isles.”