Western Isles



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

Ofgem approves £700m electric link to Shetland

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.

Published 19 March 2019

Reconfiguration work commences at Isle of Lewis museum

Renovation and reconfiguration works at the Comunn Eachdraidh Nis museum on the Isle of Lewis are due to start in mid-March.

Published 2 March 2018

Barton Willmore to assist in major harbour regeneration projects in Stornoway

Independent planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has been appointed to support the development of two new harbour facilities in Stornoway.

Published 21 February 2018

Local authorities launch roads maintenance initiative

A new roads maintenance initiative has been launched between eight councils in Scotland.

Published 10 October 2017

Robertson celebrates opening of £8.8m North Uist school

An opening ceremony has been held for a new £8.8 million school built in North Uist by infrastructure group Robertson.

Published 23 February 2017

Challenger loses legal objection to Lews Castle apartments plan

A Scottish local authority has fought off a legal challenge over its decision to award a contract as part of a landmark project to transform a redundant castle into a major visitor attraction, The Scotsman has reported.

Published 18 December 2015

Graham Construction awarded contract for third phase of Lews Castle transformation

Graham Construction is set to begin work on the hospitality elements of the project to transform Lews Castle in Stornoway after being awarded the £3.5 million third phase contract.

Published 30 October 2015

Work starts on Isle of Harris distillery after fundraising success

Construction work has started on the soon-to-be first commercial distillery on the Isle of Harris after fundraising for a new maturation warehouse was completed.

Published 22 May 2015

Work to commence on Western Isles care development

Work will shortly commence on a £5.9 million care development which will meet the care and support needs of adults with learning disabilities and complex care needs on the Western Isles.

Published 26 March 2015

Willmott Dixon and Robertson named on £8.4m Western Isles school

Building work on a new £8.4 million school is to begin in April after Western Isles Council announced that Willmott Dixon in collaboration with Robertson Construction won the contract.

Published 25 March 2015