Western Isles



£49m investment package for new Stornoway Deep Water Terminal

More than 200 jobs will be created through the development of a new deep water terminal in the Outer Hebrides.

Published 9 December 2020

And finally... Atlantic bridge planned for marooned islanders

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar has lodged plans for a new Bernera Bridge to link the Isle of Lewis and Great Bernera.

Published 1 December 2020

£10m Lochmaddy Pier improvement contract terminated by local authority

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has now terminated a £10 million contract for upgrade works at Lochmaddy Pier in North Uist due to the main contractor’s failure to return from lockdown.

Published 6 November 2020

Beach landing Harris water works comes on stream

A new state of the art Water Treatment Works (WTW) that was delivered by sea to a Harris beach has entered service.

Published 23 October 2020

New images reveal progress of Tarbert Ferry Terminal upgrade

The £14.3 million redevelopment of Tarbert Ferry Terminal on the Isle of Harris is making good progress following the 12-week construction shut down caused by the COVID-19 lockdown implemented in March.

Published 15 October 2020

Council considers re-tendering £10m pier works after contractor fails to return

Western Isles local authority Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has said it could potentially terminate a £10 million deal to carry out upgrade works at Lochmaddy Pier in North Uist due to the main contractor's failure to return from lockdown.

Published 2 October 2020

Stornoway crofters lose community wind farm appeal

Four crofting townships near Stornoway have had their appeal against decisions by the Crofting Commission to refuse to approve their proposals for of the installation of community-owned wind farms on their grazing refused.

Published 24 August 2020

£6.5m distillery planned on Benbecula

Uist Distilling Company has submitted plans for a £6.5 million distillery and visitor centre to bolster the whisky trail in the Outer Hebrides.

Published 14 August 2020

Stornoway Airport land to be sold for housing after ruling overturned

Land at Stornoway Airport is to be sold to a residential property developer after Highlands and Islands Airport (HIA) successfully challenged a Scottish Land Court ruling that the disputed areas remained subject to crofting tenure.

Published 4 March 2020

Plans to expand Isle of Lewis affordable housing development

Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has lodged plans to develop 74 new affordable homes on the Isle of Lewis.

Published 30 January 2020

£10m Lochmaddy Pier improvement project contract awarded

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has awarded a £10.1 million contract to marine, civil engineering and building contractor L&M Keating Ltd to carry out upgrade works at Lochmaddy Pier in North Uist.

Published 16 January 2020

Tarbert ferry infrastructure works contract awarded

RJ McLeod has been awarded a £14.3 million contract to carry out upgrade works at Tarbert Ferry Terminal in Harris.

Published 27 September 2019

Stornoway care and housing development starts on site

Work to transform land adjacent to a Stornoway farm into a new care facility and affordable homes has began in earnest.

Published 5 July 2019

Deep water port design contract awarded by Stornoway Port Authority

Stornoway Port Authority has awarded a major contract to design one of the biggest projects ever undertaken in the Hebrides.

Published 23 April 2019

Stornoway Port Authority awards £5m marina contract

Work is about to start on a milestone development to create a new marina at Stornoway as part of an ambitious long-term vision for the town’s harbour.

Published 27 March 2019