Capacity issues on the ferries network continue to cause difficulties for islanders and once again, Isles MP Angus MacNeil is calling on The Scottish Government to take action to alleviate the problem.
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has urged Transport Scotland to support as many of the short-term improvements identified in a network plan for Outer Hebrides ferry services as soon as possible and have these in place for summer 2020.
Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has called for an urgent resolution on how chemotherapy medication is transported to the Western Isles, after it was revealed that the current method of air transportation could cease.
HIAL Managing Director Inglis Lyon has apologised for the disruption this further round of strike action will cause and urged the Prospect union to get back round the table and help deliver a solution to its long-running pay dispute.
Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan is encouraging Islanders to take part in the Community Conversation events being run by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar this week regarding a planned redesign of bus services.
Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil has written to Transport Minister Michael Matheson MSP asking him to act and bring changes to the booking system to address capacity issues on air services – as his colleague Islands Minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP has indicated he will do for ferries.
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has stepped in to defend air traffic controllers after it was announced that more strike action would take place on Wednesday 12th June and in light of recent criticisms in the media.
Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has said that the future of island and remote communities across the Highlands and Islands are being put at risk by uncertainty over vital transport links.