A seventh person in the Western Isles has tested positive for Covid-19.
This is the first confirmed case of the virus in the islands since 10 April.
A health board spokesperson said: “The individual remains well and is self isolating at home. Contacts have been identified and are being contacted in line with test-and-protect.”
The island resident was tested in recent days and the results provided to the health board via the UK notification system.
Read more: Isles FM News in association with Hebrides News - Wednesday 10th June 2020
FUNDING BOOST FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS
The Aspiring Communities Fund, has allocated almost £617,000 to groups in the Outer Hebrides. The Fund which levers in European Social Funds, was launched by the Scottish Government in 2017, to help reduce poverty and enable inclusive growth, in disadvantaged and fragile communities across Scotland.
HIE has assisted community organisations in the Western Isles to apply to this recent round of funding, with six of the 11 new awards, coming to the area
Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said: “The Scottish Government wants to create a fairer and more equal Scotland. We know that local communities understand best, where funding can make a difference in their own areas.
“The Aspiring Communities funding will support organisations to deliver tangible, innovative approaches to tackle poverty and inequality based on local need and priorities, many of which have been impacted by the non-health harms caused by Covid-19.”
The successful groups were An Lanntair, Stornoway Stepping Stones, Carloway Community Association Building Brighter Futures, Ceòlas Uibhist Ltd Crossing Over Integration, Garadh a Bhagh a Tuath Growing the Garadh, Pairc Playgroup Nursery Expansion and West Harris Trust Community Participation Project.
Read more: Isles FM News in association with Hebrides News - Tuesday 9th June 2020