It is understood that InfraStrata will bring the Scottish sites, including Arnish on Lewis, under the Harland and Wolff name as it attempts to bid for offshore wind projects and shipbuilding contracts.
The plans for Carloway include a community shop, a commercial kitchen adjacent to a refurbished hall, new office and meeting space along with a permanent home for Comann Eachdraidh Chàrlabhaigh.
At the moment, people are not allowed onboard on the mobiles due to Covid restrictions, but Lexy and Lachaidh are still out on the road, delivering books for all ages across Lewis, Harris, Uist and Benebcula.
Vaccinations are continuing will this week across the Western Isles, with additional clinics being planned in the Sports Centre.
Iain MacLeod, chair of Action for Arnish, said it was quite an encouraging discussion insofar as HIE clearly understands the issue at stake.
The book gently explores the history, literature and language of what Mr Allan contends is the oldest national land border in the world.