District news – Week 41, 2019

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Islay

The Feis Ile will be hosting a Hallowe’en party on Friday November 1.

The event will take place in the Ballygrant Hall from 7pm until 9pm and it will feature games, face painting, music and non-alcoholic cocktails.

There will be a donation collection on the door and proceeds will go towards the Greater Kilmeny Community Group.

Limited transport is available. If required, email enquiries@islayfestival.com.

Islay

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is set to question the Scottish Government about the loss of Islay’s scheduled air service to Edinburgh.

This comes after LoganaIr took the decision to cut the route less than six months after inaugurating the service.

Mr Cameron said: ‘I share the immense disappointment of people in Islay when they discovered that Loganair was going to axe the Edinburgh service.

‘There was no consultation with the local community, and the sudden announcement took everyone by surprise, especially since the service has only recently been launched.

‘I fully intend taking this up with the Scottish Government to find out when they were first made aware of this and what they intend to do about it.’

Western Isles

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the allocation of Crown Estate revenues which will see £1.7 million coming to communities in the Outer Hebrides.

Speaking at a meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee, comhairle leader Councillor Roddie Mackay said: ‘We are now starting to see real, tangible benefits from our many years of sustained lobbying – our communities will now have a say in how the marine estate is developed and revenues from these developments will now return to those same communities.

‘The comhairle, as initial recipient of these revenues, will now develop a protocol for their disbursement to communities.’

Mull

A remembrance service will take place in the Ledaig Carpark in Tobermory, Mull, on Saturday November 9 from 6.30pm.