A cut of the deck was the dramatic conclusion to the contest for the convenership of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
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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
Face to face sessions will run across the Western Isles as well as some online sessions for those unable to meet in person.
The funding is part of a nationwide announcement by the Scottish Government, with a total of 77 initiatives across Scotland to benefit from £25 million over the next five years.
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
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.
The comments from board chairman Angus Campbell come in the wake of worries that island communities are now struggling to access even basic lifeline supplies and crucial services such as health and education.