The community shop, An Clachan, in Leverburgh, has now upgraded its pumps to allow fuel sales after hours making it the only 24/7 petrol station in Harris.

This is as well as supplying general groceries, off sales, local crafts and hardware.

Co-Chomunn na Hearadh Chairman Chris Ross said: “We identified a need for this service sometime ago and have been working to bring it to fruition.”

The new pumps will be pay in the shop during shop hours and at the pump by credit or debit card out-with business hours.

Chris went on to say: “Fuel is the life blood of the island.  This service will not only benefit locals and our ever increasing tourist market but our emergency services based at Leverburgh.

"All can now rest at ease with the knowledge that fuel will be available here 24/7.”