Owners of the Fusion takeaway restaurant in Stornoway are waiting to hear news from their insurers before they can predict a return to serving their customers.

The takeaway, just off the Manor roundabout in the town, was seriously damaged when a van veered off the road and collided with the building in the early hours of Sunday 2 January.

A 35-year-old man was later charged with careless driving in relation to the incident.

A spokesperson for the restaurant said part of the ceiling had fallen and equipment and supplies had been extensively damaged in the crash. But any rebuilding, or even clearing up, must wait until insurers have assessed and evaluated the costs of repairs.

The spokesperson said that staff were anxious to get back to work, but that there was as yet no timetable for their return. Meanwhile service is continuing at the café at the Bridge Centre on Bayhead.