Tag: Western Isles

Fuel poverty set to break the 50 per cent barrier in Hebrides

Modelling by fuel poverty campaigners Energy Action Scotland show 57 per cent of people in the Western Isles will be spending over 10 per cent of their income on energy – after housing costs have been deducted – the official definition of being fuel poor

Western Isles record highest number of Covid since pandemic started

NHS Western Isles Chief Executive, Gordon Jamieson warns COVID-19 is not going away and while cases keep increasing more services across the islands, including the NHS, are likely to be disrupted because of staff absences

‘We currently have evidence of community transmission in the Western Isles and while the virus continues to spread, it will have a varying impact on people’s lives, both in terms of disruption where self-isolation requirements remain in place, and for some, in terms of their health.