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The final phase of the Goathill housing development has reached a significant milestone with the completion of the Taigh Shìphoirt Care Home and housing with extra care facilities.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has delivered the 52-bed residential care home and 50 homes with extra care in partnership with the Western Isles Integration Joint Board and Hebridean Housing Partnership.

The Taigh Shìphoirt care home comprises four wings named after local beaches, Garry, Bosta, Coll and Dalmore.

Meanwhile, the extra care housing is named Bremner Court and includes a respite wing. In addition, the campus also comprises a daycare facility which will be occupied by Solas (Alzheimer Scotland), a training suite and a new location for the Faire service.

The Goathill housing development also includes 74 affordable homes being built by Hebridean Housing Partnership and constructed by local firm O’Mac Construction.

A Comhairle spokesperson said: “The project objectives were very challenging and had to be progressed with an accelerated timescale to take advantage of funding opportunities. Excellent partnership working between the various agencies, including the Comhairle, HHP, Western Isles Joint Board and Scottish Government’s More Homes Scotland Division, has enabled this significant milestone to be reached.”