SNP MP Angus MacNeil was disqualified for three months, and given a fine of £1,500
The incident left the Uists without a single CalMac ferry to the mainland
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
Councillor Uisdean Robertson, chair of the Comhairle’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said it was disappointing for the Comhairle and, particularly, the community and business sectors in North Uist that they found themselves in this position.
Plans are to turn it into a community hub, an environmental centre and later to provide accommodation for visitors, students and temporary workers.