Councillor Alastair Redman was one of 25 members suspended from the Tory Party last November over claims of Islamophobic and other prejudicial social media posts.
Islanders will be allowed to make trips to the mainland for supplies and essential business while those who are currently visiting the islands will be allowed to return.
Transport Scotland is inviting island residents and businesses to have their say.
The MV Clansman lost power in one of its motors on May 26
Health minister wants a response back from the focus group by mid July.