Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014 07:30
Castle development row
A row is escalating over the development of the top floors in the landmark Lews Castle project. It was revealed last week that there may not be a luxury hotel in the Castle, but that self-catering apartments could be the alternative use. Tourism providers say the revelation brings fear of damage to their own businesses, with unfair competition from a unique place to stay, devleoped with public money. They say the decision has been taken without public consultation and without councillors’ knowledge, and that public money has been misused. In an open letter of response, Comhairle Chief Executive Malcolm Burr has said the development was always going to be led by the developer, and that the rooms to be created could still be used as a luxury hotel, although self-catering is also an option. He says all the decisions taken have been carried out openly.
Read more: Local News for Thursday 6th March 2014
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014 07:30
Point shop opens
It’s a historic day for Point today, as a new shop opens in the district for the first time in many years. Bùth an Rubha (Point Community Shop) will open in the former Knock School, and there’s to be a café and museum display as well. Comunn Eachdraidh a Rubha (Point Historical Society) have planned their first display to be a look back at shops of days gone by. The opening is this morning, and the shop is expected to open long hours initially to gauge local demand.
Read more: Local News for Wednesday 5th March 2014