The Board of Hebridean Housing Partnership has today (June 29th) welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of additional resources for affordable housing in the Outer Hebrides.

The total grant available to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar over the next four years is just under £31million which will result in just over £47 million of investment on affordable housing, HHP’s Board meeting on Wednesday 28th June 2017 was told.

The announcement represents a substantial increase in funding and a tremendous opportunity for the islands.

Iain Macmillan, the Chair of the HHP Board, said “We welcome the additional funds being made available to the Comhairle and look forward to working together to deliver the enhanced new build programme throughout the islands.

"Last night the Board agreed to strengthen the Partnership’s development resources by approving a new Development Manager post.

"This post will supplement the development services currently being provided by TIG (Tighean Innse Gall) and will be advertised shortly"