The MPA would span an area between the east coast of the Western Isles and the west coasts of Skye, Mull and the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
Following decades of campaigning by the Comhairle and its partners, control of the Outer Hebrides foreshore and seabed, currently in the hands of The Crown Estate, is set to return to the local community on a pilot basis.
Business Secretary Greg Clark MP has agreed to look at concerns raised by Isles MP Angus MacNeil regarding the position of Ofgem on plans for an interconnector for the Hebrides.
Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has warned the future of island and remote communities across the Highlands and Islands is being put at risk by uncertainty over vital transport links.
Little did the Pennsylvania relatives of Margaret Fay Shaw know when they packed her off to the home of her ancestors in Scotland to ‘sort her out’ as they called it, that the orphaned teenager would grow to become one of the world’s most celebrated photographers and cinematographers.
Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has piled extra pressure on energy regulator Ofgem to reconsider its recommendation to restrict the capacity of the proposed Western Isles interconnector to 450mw .
World-class pipers will be holding workshops for island players when they come to Stornoway next month for the prestigious Pipe Major Donald Macleod MBE Memorial Competition.