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All the latest news from Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and the Scottish Parliament.

Allan Celebrates Local Lottery’s Success

Islands MSP Becomes Latest Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery Player   


Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan met with the Team of the Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery (WILL) this week to learn more about the Lottery’s success and how proceeds have already benefitted every age group across his Constituency. The local MSP also became the latest islander to sign up for regular tickets via the Lottery website www.westernisleslottery.co.uk.


Since its launch in August 2017, support has steadily increased and an average of 1,650 tickets are currently purchased for each Saturday night draw. The more supporters who join in, the higher the weekly Prize Pot rises and the more that can be returned to their area. In just 10 months, a total of £53,765 has been raised to date, with £15,300 having been shared out in Weekly Prizes and £38,500 having been returned to the Community.


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Allan Visits Eilean Siar Foodbank

Islands MSP Lends a Hand as Part of Volunteers’ Week 2018   


Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan visited Eilean Siar foodbank on Monday [4 June] to lend a hand as part of Volunteers’ Week 2018.


The islands MSP saw first-hand the work that goes in to processing food donations and preparing them for collection.


Foodbank usage in the Western Isles has increased year-on-year since Eilean Siar foodbank was opened in 2013. In the last year there were 470 three-day emergency food supplies given to people facing crisis.


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