Local News for Friday 6th July 2018
Isles MP questions PM on trade post-Brexit
Isles SNP MP Angus MacNeil questioned Prime Minister Theresa May this week
on what Brexit would mean for businesses in Na h-Eileanan an Iar trying to access the European markets.
At Prime Minister's Questions this week Mr MacNeil asked the PM for a straight answer on what Brexit would mean for industries such as shellfish producers, saying the UK Government's approach to Brexit was 'delay, dither and duck'.
He said: "Shellfish producers in my constituency are worried about getting their produce to the French market and the Spanish market. Together with those countries and independent Ireland of course, how open does the Prime Minister want and envisage the borders and the trade routes to be after Brexit?"
In response Mrs May gave no indication of what the borders or trade routes would mean for producers in Na h-Eileanan an Iar.
She said: "We are committed to no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland and as frictionless a border with the European Union in the future as possible."
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Local News for Thursday 5th July 2018
Probationer Wins National Award
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have given their congratulations to Teacherf Abigail Treffry on receiving her Certificate of Full Registration by GTC Scotland. She received her award from Chief Executive Ken Muir and Deputy First Minister John Swinney, at the National Probationer Event in Edinburgh.
Each Local Authority was asked to nominate a probationer teacher who was deemed to demonstrate outstanding practice, motivation and commitment. Ms Treffry was nominated by the Comhairle following completion of her probation year at Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath, in North Uist.
Read more: Local News for Thursday 5th July 2018