Local News for Wednesday 22nd August 2018
ALLAN COMMENDS WIFI INITIATIVE IN HOUSING FOR ELDERLY
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan recently visited Trust Housing’s Lewis Street complex in Stornoway to see the installation of a new Wi-Fi system designed to get older people online.
Alasdair Allan commented: “I was delighted to meet with key staff from Trust Housing at Lewis Street sheltered housing, in Stornoway. I heard about the work they do there and the ongoing efforts to expand and improve the excellent services provided at the facility.
Of particular interest is the initiative to introduce Wi-Fi across the complex and encourage internet use by residents. We live in an age where technology allows us to be more easily connected than ever, and it is clear that this has tremendous potential in reducing the isolation that can so often be felt by the elderly and vulnerable. It is encouraging to see this potential being recognised and put to use in the islands”
Read more: Local News for Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Local News for Tuesday 21st August 2018
MP COMMENTS ON NEEDS CASE INTERCONNECTOR
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil has welcomed confirmation that Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has submitted the Needs Case to Ofgem for the Western Isles transmission link.
The link is vital to allow new renewable projects to progress in the islands.
Mr MacNeil said: “I am very pleased that the Needs Case has now been submitted for the transmission link and I am particularly pleased that the proposal is for a 600MW link allowing for maximum benefit for island communities.
Read more: Local News for Tuesday 21st August 2018