All the latest news from Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and the Scottish Parliament.
Allan Thanks Local Postmen and Women as They Gear Up to Deliver a First Class Christmas
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan today visited the Stornoway delivery office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on early Season’s Greetings to its dedicated, hardworking staff.
The islands MSP was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager Andrew MacDonald and was introduced to the local posties, who will be pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail across the Western Isles in the forthcoming busy Christmas period.
The Festive Season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop online for gifts as well as sending Christmas cards and parcels. Royal Mail also plays a key role in e-commerce for many businesses sending goods to customers throughout Christmas shopping season.
SCOTTISH Budget Delivers for Islands NHS with £2.7m Boost
Alasdair Allan, SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar has welcomed the Scottish Government’s draft budget announcement, after it was confirmed that health services in the islands will receive a £2.7m boost next year.
The increase will see NHS Western Isles funding increase 3.7% year on year – well above inflation.
The Finance Secretary did however highlight the risk Brexit plays to this investment, with the potential for the Scottish Government to be forced to review the budget should the UK face a ‘No Deal’ scenario.