Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the decision of the Court of Session on a judicial review into the tendering of the hospitality contract for the Lews Castle Development in the Outer Hebrides.
Lord Tyre accepted the Comhairle’s case that the claim against the tendering award had not been made timeously and has dismissed the claim by Kenman Holdings at the first stage. Kenmans did not submit a tender for the contract.
Cllr Angus Campbell, Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Chair of the Lews Castle Project Board, said: “The Comhairle was always confident that its processes in the awarding of the contract were proper and competent.
“The restoration and development of Lews Castle is hugely popular and will provide a major economic boost for the islands when the museum and the luxury hospitality development opens next year.”