The Voice of the Scottish National Party in the Western Isles
This site has lots of information for SNP members and supporters, but is also here for anyone who simply wants to know what their hard-working Westminster MP and Holyrood MSP, Angus MacNeil and Alasdair Allan, have been doing on their behalf.
Budget Vote an “Investment in Islands”, Says Allan
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed the passing of the Scottish Government’s budget in Holyrood today.
Alasdair Allan commented:
“I’m delighted that the Scottish Government’s Budget has now passed in Parliament. This is a budget which not only stimulates our economy, but works to progress a fairer society in Scotland, with increased funding for the NHS and protection for low and middle income earners. This budget is an investment in our islands.
Allan Urges Comhairle and NHS Western Isles to Reject Dental Hub Model
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has written to the Chief Executives of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and NHS Western Isles, urging them to respect the "overwhelming and seemingly unanimous view" of people in Uist that plans for a single dental hub should be abandoned.
The redesign of Dental services was discussed at last week's [Thursday's] meeting of the Western Isles Integrated Joint Board. Board members were evenly split on an amendment put forward by Cllr Paul Steele not to proceed with the hub model and to instead explore the development of a three site model. It is now for the Chief Executives of the Comhairle and NHS Western Isles to come to a joint decision on that amendment.