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 Welcomes Funding for Former School in Carloway
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed the news that Carloway Community Association has been awarded a grant of £74,758 to purchase the former Carloway Primary School from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
Fairness Needed for House Connection Charges, Says Allan
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has written to SSE to highlight the "unsustainable" charges some islanders are facing to connect their new build homes to the grid.
SSE's own website gives as estimated cost of £1,600 to connect a new build house in a "rural/ country" area. However, the local MSP was recently contacted by a constituent from a remote area of Lewis who has been asked to pay £21,000. The new build was around 400 yards away from the existing infrastructure.