Scots secretary visits Western Isles - VIDEO

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New premises for expanding Western Isles firm Hebridean Sea Salt were officially opened by Scottish Secretary Michael Moore yesterday, who is on a three day island visit.

Mr Moore also had a meeting with senior council representatives yesterday and met the team behind the Hebridean Marine Energy Futures research project at Lews Castle College, learning more about the work of the facility and wave power developments in the Outer Hebrides.

(Left) Scottish Secretary Michael Moore at Lews Castle College.

(Left) Scottish Secretary Michael Moore at Lews Castle College.

Tomorrow will see Mr Moore undertake a series of visits in North and South Uist, meeting senior management at Storas Uibhist to learn more about the regeneration project before touring Hebridean Smokehouse’s premises at Clachan.

His itinerary concludes with a speech at Sabhal mor Ostaig on Skye where he will outline the positive case for remaining part of the United Kingdom for remote and rural parts of Scotland.

For more on the Mr Moore’s visit to the Western Isles see this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out Thursday 15th.