Comhairle nan Siar Leader, Roddie Mackay, has welcomed the announcement that the Comhairle’s share of the Crown Estate net revenue for 2018/19 will be £2.3m.

This sum is a £600,000 increase from the £1.7m received last year for 2017/18 and is a result of the Comhairle’s continued engagement with both the UK and Scottish Governments.

Councillor Mackay, said: “This latest announcement on the increase for the 2018/19 allocation is very welcome and will allow us to have further dialogue with communities on how we can support each other and the services which we all need and value during these challenging times.”

“Decisions on the 2017/18 projects will be made this month and I will also be proposing that the Comhairle agrees how to allocate the funding from 2018/19, in August, so that communities can benefit from this funding as soon as practicably possible.”