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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.

Jobs Boost for Isles as Tourism Booms

Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed new figures which show the number of people working in tourism in the Western Isles increased by 22% in one year - with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11%.

 

The statistics produced by Visit Scotland show that tourism supports 1,100 jobs in the Western Isles, 10% of total jobs in the area.

 

Between 2014 and 2015, the number of people employed in the sector across Scotland grew to 217,000 - with the 11% increase in Scotland above the 4% rise in Great Britain as a whole.

 

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Allan Encourages Island Crofters to Stand in Commission Elections

Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan is encouraging crofters in the Islands to stand for election to the Crofting Commission.

The Commission is responsible for helping to regulate and promote the interests of crofting, and Alasdair Allan said that this was an opportunity to bring fresh thinking directly from local crofting communities to the board.

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