Local News for Tuesday 26th September 2017
A lifeboat for Carloway?
The people of Carloway are to be asked this evening whether the west side of Lewis needs its own lifeboat, with a public meeting organised by Carloway Community Association. The meeting, at 7pm tonight at Carloway Community Centre, will hear from both the RNLI and the Coastguard service, and invites views on the feasibility of setting up an RNLI station in the area. A spokesman for Carloway Community Association said: “Swimmers, surfers, fishermen, boating fraternity, commercial and leisure interests, or concerned coastal folk, this is also your opportunity to air your views on maritime safety on our west coast waters. Whether you are content with things as they are, or you feel there should be a better lifeboat service, the RNLI and coastguard really do want to hear your views.”