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.
Allan Celebrates Local Lottery’s Success
Islands MSP Becomes Latest Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery Player
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan met with the Team of the Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery (WILL) this week to learn more about the Lottery’s success and how proceeds have already benefitted every age group across his Constituency. The local MSP also became the latest islander to sign up for regular tickets via the Lottery website www.westernisleslottery.co.uk.
Since its launch in August 2017, support has steadily increased and an average of 1,650 tickets are currently purchased for each Saturday night draw. The more supporters who join in, the higher the weekly Prize Pot rises and the more that can be returned to their area. In just 10 months, a total of £53,765 has been raised to date, with £15,300 having been shared out in Weekly Prizes and £38,500 having been returned to the Community.
Allan Visits Eilean Siar Foodbank
Islands MSP Lends a Hand as Part of Volunteers’ Week 2018
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan visited Eilean Siar foodbank on Monday [4 June] to lend a hand as part of Volunteers’ Week 2018.
The islands MSP saw first-hand the work that goes in to processing food donations and preparing them for collection.
Foodbank usage in the Western Isles has increased year-on-year since Eilean Siar foodbank was opened in 2013. In the last year there were 470 three-day emergency food supplies given to people facing crisis.