Tomorrow (Tuesday September 22) sees the people of Great Bernera encountering their new bin collection service - which will mean two visits by the newly-acquired smaller refuse collection vehicle, possibly over two days.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar states that it "expects to collect bins on the Isle of Great Bernera on Tuesday 22nd September. It may not be possible to service all the bins in one day. Any bins not serviced on Tuesday will be serviced the following day.

"We would ask that residents present their bins for collection as normal at 8am on Tuesday 22nd September and ensure that any unemptied bins are left at the kerbside for collection on Wednesday 23rd September.

"As both non-recyclable and food and garden waste bins cannot be emptied at the same time with this vehicle configuration, please note that the vehicle will visit your property twice to collect each waste stream separately."

The changes follow the limitations placed on the weight of vehicles permitted to cross the Bernera Bridge.