Great Bernera Community Development Trust ssays it is grateful that the challenges experienced during the lengthy and ongoing process of Bernera’s community buy-out process have been recognized and are being addressed by MSPs.
Tag: Alasdair Allan MSP
With greylag geese having over trebled in number in Uist for example over the past decade, the allocation of adequate funding levels to bring down the geese numbers to a manageable level is essential, the Holyrood committee was told last week.
The funding is part of a nationwide announcement by the Scottish Government, with a total of 77 initiatives across Scotland to benefit from £25 million over the next five years.
SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan is seeking assurances from the Scottish Government that there will be enough capacity on the Stornoway-Ullapool ferry to cope with the period when one vessel must carry the traffic normally transported by two.
CalMac have said that they will provide an update for March 26-31 once they have completed their further exploration of options.
Of the 180 applicants to the fund in the summer of 2021, 35 island-based projects focussed on sustainability and green travel options have now been awarded financial support.
The islands MSP recently put down a question in the Scottish Parliament asking what the Scottish Government was doing to ensure that islanders are represented on the boards of David MacBrayne Ltd, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd and CalMac Ferries Ltd.
Since he was first elected in 2007, Mr Allan has invited school pupils across the Western Isles to submit Christmas card design entries.
Alasdair Allan MSP said there were a huge number of victories to be celebrated this year, including the fantastic work of the NHS to rapidly administer a complex vaccination rollout across the country.
Commenting after the bridge’s opening ceremony, Mr Allan said he was delighted that the Bernera Bridge replacement had now been completed and was open for public use.