The Voice of the Scottish National Party in the Western Isles
This site has lots of information for SNP members and supporters, but is also here for anyone who simply wants to know what their hard-working Westminster MP and Holyrood MSP, Angus MacNeil and Alasdair Allan, have been doing on their behalf.
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Tens of thousands of new members have been joining the SNP since the result of the referendum was announced. So many have joined that we are now the third biggest political party in the whole of the UK.
If you would like to join too, here is a link to the relevant page on the main SNP site: www.snp.org/join.
Alternatively, you can print and fill out this membership form and hand it in to the SNP Constituency Office in Bayhead, Stornoway.
MacNeil Highlights Fund to Repair Listed Church Buildings
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus MacNeil is encouraging local churches to apply for funding from a special £15 million fund for the repair of roofs and guttering on vulnerable listed church buildings.
This funding, which was announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement, has the potential to make a significant difference to communities around the country with many church buildings in urgent need of repair.
Angus MacNeil MP Backs 'Safe, Warm and Informed' Campaign Ahead of Winter Storm
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus MacNeil is backing a campaign by Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) to make sure local residents know how to stay safe, warm and informed if winter storms cause further disruption to power supplies.
Last week, the first major storm of the winter hit the north of Scotland and the islands, with 5000 recorded lightning strikes, gale forces winds and waves the height of a six storey building. Engineers worked throughout the course of the incident to restore power supplies to over 59,000 homes that were affected.
Over the past four years, SHEPD has invested £162m to ensure that its overhead lines, underground cables and substations are as prepared as possible to withstand the challenges of winter in the north of Scotland. Engineers have been carrying out refurbishment programmes across the network, installing the latest technologies and ensuring that any old or damaged equipment is replaced or repaired.