In a long statement pondering the impact of the pandemic, issued this morning, Councillor Mackay said the outbreak had affected the lives of every single person living in the islands.
Tag: Western Isles
The Faroe Islands are still waiting on a reply from the Scottish Government about their offer of help for the Highlands and Islands.
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that £3.5 million worth of support has been allocated for fishing vessels of over 12 metres.
COVID-19: Over 200 Western Isles residents answer call for volunteers
SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar Alasdair Allan has encouraged islanders to volunteer in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan has commented on the decision by HIAL to close its airports to all but a skeleton air service, a decision which will affect Stornoway, Benbecula and Barra airports in his constituency.
Employees will still be allowed to attend work and all enquiries to the Comhairle are to be done via phone or email.
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan raised the economic impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak on tourism and hospitality businesses in the Western Isles in the Scottish Parliament last week.