All the latest news from Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and the Scottish Parliament.
Fears for Future of Western Isles Mobile Library Service
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar SNP Group Leader, Gordon Murray, have raised concerns about the future of the mobile library service in the Western Isles.
This comes as the council appear not to be proceeding with the replacement of the existing mobile library vans, despite approving funding for this purpose in March of last year.
The mobile library vans currently serve Lewis, Harris and the Uists. Users are able to take out a wide range of books as well as other audio and visual content. They are responsible for delivering 30% of all total loans from Western Isles libraries. Around 40% of service users describe themselves as having mobility difficulties and the majority of users are between 45 and 84 years old.
Allan Voices Concern for Future of Agriculture Subsidies
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has voiced concerns over the future of agriculture subsidies, after UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove, appeared to threaten future funding levels in a speech earlier today.