Councillor Macleod continued said Hanlon had been a good role model for local swimmers and Western Isles sport in general.
After the MV Hebrides struck Lochmaddy pier on Wednesday, leaving the Uists without a single CalMac ferry to the mainland, the Western Isles council is urgently calling on the Scottish Government to charter the catamaran MV Pentalina
Part of the inclusion project is to upgrade and install equipment that is disabled user friendly.
Councillor Paul Steele, chairman of the Education, Sport and Children’s Services Committee, said the investment by the comhairle will significantly expand the capacity for indoor physical education, learning, play, performance and social space.
The call for a dedicated ferry to both Harris and North Uist was supported by North Uist and Benbecula ward member and chairman of Transportation and Infrastructure, Councillor Uisdean Robertson.
The letter also stated that a meeting with the Comhairle should be a priority for whichever Minister will be responsible for ferry services and asked that this be arranged within days of that appointment being made.