There is less than a week to cast your vote and help the Uist and Barra Public Bus Service Redesign project scoop a national award for innovation.

The local project, organised and arranged by Community Planning Partnership officers, has been shortlisted from an 'amazing range of projects nominated' as one of only four Scottish works to be put forward in the 'Transport and Infrastructure Project' section of the Scottish Rural Parliament's Rural Innovators Award 2015-16.

The Rural Innovators Awards are presented to a group, person, or organisation which is improving life in rural communities by tackling key topics – and the more innovative, the better.

The Uist and Barra Public Bus Service Redesign project has been shortlisted due to the innovative methods used to improve service outcomes by procuring services in a new way – including full involvement in the design and procurement of their bus services by the community, and extensive engagement with suppliers.

Such aspects make the project 'a truly innovative piece of work, addressing some of the key issues that face rural communities and their ability to access services,” states the award website.

You can cast your vote for the island project at the Scottish Rural Parliament website; and voting closes on Monday, November 30th.