Resurfacing work at Stornoway Airport is due to begin next month.

Breedon North have been announced as the preferred bidders for the £1.7 million contract, which involves resurfacing, drainage works and the upgrade of taxiway lighting to LED.

The total value of the contract, which is set to last for six weeks, is £1,695, 265, with the work prolonging the life of the taxiway, which leads to the runway, for another 15-20 years.

HIAL, the public corporation owned by Scottish Ministers, promised there would be no disruption to air traffic as a result of the work.

A HIAL spokesman said: “The taxiway resurfacing work is planned to start in August, with the project to last approximately six weeks.

“No air traffic will be affected as the work is planned for non-operational hours and the upgrade is due to operational requirements to accommodate scheduled passenger and cargo services, general aviation and military and air ambulance movements at Stornoway.”