All four councillors for Barra, Vatersay, Eriskay and South Uist have welcomed an update from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on progress with the future community campus proposed for Barra and Vatersay.

Councillors Donald Manford, Paul Steele, Iain Archie Macneil and Calum Macmillan said yesterday (Wednesday 4 March) that the update was "comprehensive" and they commended the enormous work and commitment that all the officers had put in. 

They said: “It stands out strikingly in the progress that has been made when you compare this project with the previous project. The decision of the Health Board was taken in December. This structure report was agreed in February and this council is hard on the heels of it at the beginning of March. We cannot see that there can be any credible criticism of this level of progress. 

“We look forward to seeing the completion of a very heavy workload between now and next month’s submission which will hopefully finance what can finally become a project.”

A report to the Committee can be found here. It includes information on the Governance arrangements for the project and on a first-stage submission to be prepared for consideration by the Scottish Government Health and Learning directorates by the end of April 2020.