Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil has written to Transport Minister Michael Matheson MSP to suggest the Scottish Government visit the Faroe Islands to see a new 11.2 km subsea tunnel.

Mr MacNeil has hailed the success of the Faroes in creating a highly advanced transportation infrastructure which includes 17 land tunnels and two subsea tunnels with another almost complete and construction on a further tunnel due to start soon.

A number of roads will be closed for the Outer Hebrides for Independence March on Saturday 27 April.

The temporary road closures will affect Sandwick Road, Matheson Road, Bayhead Street, Cromwell Street, North Beach Street, South Beach Street, Castle Street and James Street.  

Ferry operator CalMac is bringing new jobs to Stornoway.
 
CalMac’s customer service team is boosted by additional staff over the busy summer months and this year five of these seasonal jobs will be based in the Western Isles.
 
They will be dedicated to helping handle some of the 300,000 plus calls and 44,000 emails the company receives every year.