The Consul General of Japan, Mr. Hajime Kitaoka, will be visiting the Western Isles on Tuesday and Wednesday next week (7th and 8th July) researching smaller-scale renewable energy and particularly wind and wave energy projects.
As part of his visit he will call at Lews Castle College, The Shawbost Mill, the Callanish Stones and the seaweed factory in addition to a few other visits.
Cllr. Norman A MacDonald, Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to host the Consul General of Japan and look forward to welcoming him to our islands next week. We hope that he will enjoy his visit and that it will be productive in relation to his particular interest. In addition, Mr Kitaoka will have the opportunity to visit some local cultural and heritage sites.”