All the latest news from Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and the Scottish Parliament.
Island Representatives Express Sorrow Following News of Barra Girl’s Death
Na h-Eileanan an Iar MSP Alasdair Allan and Angus Brendan MacNeil, who served as the local MP in the last UK Parliament, have expressed their sorrow, following confirmation that 14 year-old Eilidh MacLeod from the Isle of Barra died in Monday night’s attack in Manchester.
Allan Welcomes Eriskay Fibre Trial
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed the Isle of Eriskay being chosen as one of two places in Scotland for a scheme to trial fibre broadband over long distances.
The technology, known as Long Reach VDSL, was previously trialled in North Tolsta last year by BT Openreach. Broadband speeds reduce significantly the further away households are from the nearest cabinet and this technology aims to address this challenge.