A public meeting in Castlebay on Wednesday evening (December 18th) will offer islanders a chance to have a say on future Uist and Barra bus services.

The meeting at  Castlebay Hall from 7.30pm will provide an opportunity to discuss the next public bus contract and review the priorities identified as part of the participatory budgeting process used when the current contracts were introduced.

The Comhairle’s head of municipal services, David Macleod, said: “The main purpose of these meetings will be to provide an opportunity to give feedback on the current services and to review the service priorities identified previously.

“As there was a significant amount of work carried out as part of the participatory budgeting process before the current contract was put in place it is likely that the main priorities have not changed significantly. However, it is always important to provide an opportunity for feedback on the existing service before proceeding with a new contract. This contract will be will be operator-designed.

“In addition to Community Councils, we would welcome any specific groups or individual users who would be interested in attending to inform the discussion.”