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.
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.
Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has lodged plans to develop 74 new affordable homes on the Isle of Lewis. The social landlord wants to expand the existing Blackwater development on the edge of Newmarket.
RJ McLeod has been awarded a £14.3 million contract to carry out upgrade works at Tarbert Ferry Terminal in Harris. The infrastructure upgrade work for Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) is part of the Skye Triangle Infrastructure Project, which involves significant harbour upgrades at
Stornoway Port Authority has awarded a major contract to design one of the biggest projects ever undertaken in the Hebrides. Marine consulting civil engineers Wallace Stone has been chosen to take forward plans for Phase 1 of a deep-water port, which is part of the Port Authority’s 20-year mas
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. Minister for public finance and digital economy Kate Forbes joined representatives from Stornoway Port Authority and local organisations at a t
Energy regulator Ofgem has today approved a subsea electricity cable linking Shetland to the mainland but said it is minded to turn down a similar application for the Western Isles. Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) proposes to build a 600MW subsea electricity transmission link from
Renovation and reconfiguration works at the Comunn Eachdraidh Nis museum on the Isle of Lewis are due to start in mid-March. Funding has been sourced from a wide range of organisations to enable the £1 million project to proceed. Following a public procurement process towards the end of 2017, the s
Independent planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has been appointed to support the development of two new harbour facilities in Stornoway. The firm’s Edinburgh team were commissioned by Stornoway Port Authority to support its ambitious plans to regenerate the harbour area as part of its
A new roads maintenance initiative has been launched between eight councils in Scotland. The Northern Roads Collaboration Forum involves local authorities working together to share staff, equipment and properties to improve the repair and maintenance of roads, as well as reduce costs.
An opening ceremony has been held for a new £8.8 million school built in North Uist by infrastructure group Robertson. Sgoil Uibhist a’ Tuath is the seventh new school to open in the Western Isles in the last six years.