ANNOUNCEMENT OF ISLANDS DEAL FUNDING
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the Prime Minister announcement, of an Islands Growth Deal for the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.
The Deal comprises an investment of £50m from the UK Government and £50m from the Scottish Government. This will now allow delivery, of a number of projects, developed by the Comhairle and its public and private sector partners.
Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Councillor Roddie Mackay said: “The Islands Growth Deal is the culmination of a lot of hard work between the Comhairle, our Islands Council partners and both Governments in recent years and represents a good outcome for the Islands
The announcement is also a vote of confidence by both Governments in the economy and future of the Outer Hebrides.