All the latest news from Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and the Scottish Parliament.
Allan Welcomes Barra Flight Improvements
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, has welcomed improvements to Barra's air service which will result in more summer capacity.
These changes were announced by Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf earlier today. They include 22 additional return flights from Glasgow to Barra in May and early June, and up to 40 additional return flights from Glasgow to Barra from late June to October through a redeployment of capacity from Winter 2018-19 to Summer 2018, subject to on-going discussions with the Barra community.
Allan Condemns Tory Fishing “Sell Out”
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, has condemned the UK Government's “sell out of Scotland's fishing industry”.
The draft terms of the Brexit transition deal show the UK government has agreed to abide by Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) rules for the whole of the transition period, which ends in December 2020.
Alasdair Allan said: