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 Encourages Islanders to Contribute to Loneliness Strategy
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan is calling on constituents in the Western Isles to contribute to the Scottish Government's new consultation looking at the causes of social isolation and loneliness and how they can be addressed.
The consultation will run until 30 April and will thereafter feed into a new national strategy, one of the first in the world, to tackle loneliness and isolation. A national strategy to combat loneliness was a key ask of the Jo Cox Commission, which welcomed this announcement.
Views are also being sought on how communities can build on the work of the Scottish Government, and lead on ensuring those at risk of becoming lonely or isolated have access to the right support networks.
Allan Welcomes Lottery Funding for Community Centre in Bragar
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed today's award of £750,000 from the Big Lottery Fund's Community Assets fund to Urras Coimhearsnachd Bhradhagair agus Arnoil (Bragar and Arnol Community Trust).
This group plan to refurbish the former primary school in Bragar that closed in 2012 and was taken into community ownership in 2014. The refurbished centre will include a café, kitchen, community space, exhibition space and a 10 bed hostel. It will help to improve the sustainability of the local economy, tackle social isolation and loneliness particularly among older people, create employment opportunities, and encourage young people to stay in the area and reverse the trend of falling population.