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.
Torch Passes on as Murray Appointed New SNP Group Leader
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar SNP Group have appointed a new Group Leader after Councillor Donald Manford recently decided to step down from the role.
Stornoway North Councillor, Gordon Murray will take over from Councillor Manford. Councillor Manford, will continue as the local member for Barra, Vatersay, Eriskay & South Uist.
Allan Urges Expectant Island Mothers to Sign up for Baby Box
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP is encouraging all expectant mothers in the Western Isles, whose babies are due on or after 15 August 2017, to register for a baby box at their next midwife appointment.
These boxes, containing various essential items for a child's first weeks and months, signal the SNP Government's commitment to ensuring that every child in Scotland, regardless of their circumstances, should get the best start in life.
This comes on top of the SNP Government using new powers to create new Maternity and Early Years' Allowances, the Best Start Grant, which provides expectant mothers on low incomes with £600 for their first child, £300 for second and subsequent children and a further £250 grant when their child starts nursery, and £250 again when they start school.