All the latest news from Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and the Scottish Parliament.
Budget Gets Holyrood Backing with Boost for Local Services
SNP Support Increase in Investment in Western Isles
Holyrood has backed the SNP’s budget plans, offering economic stability in the face of Brexit while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services.
Despite Westminster cuts of almost £2 billion in a decade to the money which the Scottish Government has available to spend, the SNP is proposing additional funding of almost £730 million for Scotland’s health and care services bringing NHS Western Isles’ budget up to £75.7 million.
Allan Raises Stornoway Job Losses at First Minister's Questions
SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan, has used First Minister’s Question Time at Holyrood today to ask the First Minister what can be done to help the 59 people in the Isle of Lewis who were yesterday told that they would be losing their jobs at the TalkTalk call centre in Stornoway.