The Leanne Fund has secured a five-year sponsorship deal worth £10,000 from community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust, to support their annual Point 5k fundraising event. More than 150 participants regularly take part in the event.
It was also awarded £3,000 for office equipment to help provide its support services to young people affected by Cystic Fibrosis.
The future of ferry services between Lewis, Harris and the mainland is to be mapped out next week (Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May) as a Transport Scotland research contract moves into its next phase.
Public drop-in sessions at the Bridge Community Centre in Stornoway on Monday and at Tarbert Community Centre on Tuesday will give people a chance to find out what conclusions are emerging from a study which has been under way since last year, and to contribute further opinions.
Government must intervene in the air traffic controllers dispute to protect the Western Isles economy, says MSP
Donald Cameron MSP (Highlands and Islands – Scottish Conservative), Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, has expressed grave concern about the effect of the continuing dispute on the Western Isles economy, given that both Benbecula and Stornoway airports will be closed by strikes on Thursday 23rd May.