All the latest news from Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and the Scottish Parliament.
Island Baby Boxes to Begin from Today
All island babies due from today (15 August) onwards will be gifted a box full of essential items aimed at tackling health inequality and promoting health.
Each Baby Box contains a large number of items which are not only practical but designed to help tackle inequality and improve health. The box itself also doubles up as a safe sleep space, awarded British Safety standard accreditation as a crib for domestic use.
Island Communities Reaping the Benefits of Land Reform
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed new Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) figures that reveal 41 community groups in the Western Isles now own their own land.
Just under 500 community groups in Scotland have benefited from the SNP's progressive land reform policies that help enable communities control their own destiny.