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.
Allan Urges Comhairle and NHS Western Isles to Reject Dental Hub Model
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has written to the Chief Executives of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and NHS Western Isles, urging them to respect the "overwhelming and seemingly unanimous view" of people in Uist that plans for a single dental hub should be abandoned.
The redesign of Dental services was discussed at last week's [Thursday's] meeting of the Western Isles Integrated Joint Board. Board members were evenly split on an amendment put forward by Cllr Paul Steele not to proceed with the hub model and to instead explore the development of a three site model. It is now for the Chief Executives of the Comhairle and NHS Western Isles to come to a joint decision on that amendment.
Allan Welcomes Reprieve for Castlebay
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has warmly welcomed the news that the Castlebay branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland in the Isle of Barra is to stay open until at least the end of 2018.
The branch was originally one of 62 across Scotland that was due to close in the summer. However, RBS have today committed to keeping 10 branches open until at least the end of 2018 and will reconsider the closure of each branch as part of a full independent review.