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A survey into the cost and availability of fruit and veg in Uist and Barra gets underway on Tuesday, January 24.

Tagsa Uibhist’s Our Right to Food Survey is being conducted in conjunction with Nourish Scotland to highlight to the Scottish Government the issues island communities face when shopping for basic food items.

The survey will be carried out by purchasing a pre-set shopping basket from Berneray to Barra. The data collected will be used by Tagsa Uibhist at a Right to Food Dialogue event in early March, where they will discuss local challenges and the next steps that might be needed.

Therefore, Tagasa Uibhist needs to recruit volunteer shoppers the length of Uist to get a geographical spread.

An online volunteer workshop to explain what is involved in the shopping survey is being organised for January 24 at 6.30 pm.

The workshop's purpose is to provide the information and materials required to explore and record food prices and availability in Uist and Barra.

Volunteer researchers must be able to attend the online workshop and a follow-up workshop on Tuesday, February 14.

They should also be able to collect information in their local shops in Uist and Barra between Wednesday, January 25 and Monday, February 6. Volunteers will be paid up to £50 per person to cover transportation costs and the fruit and vegetable purchases on the shopping list.

You can register for the workshop at Eventbrite.