Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014 07:30
MP gets onto BT
Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil has picked up the challenge from social media campaigners and is supporting their call for better service from BT. Yesterday Mr MacNeil said he was writing to Brendan Dick, Director of BT Scotland to ask for answers about about the inadequate internet speeds in parts of the Western Isles. Mr MacNeil said: “I am receiving reports that BT broadband customers in the Western Isles are becoming increasingly frustrated about the poor broadband service they are getting. Customers are obviously exasperated about the level of service they are receiving from BT and BT must address these issues. Fast internet connections are essential to so many aspects of our lives and BT has a responsibility to provide an adequate level of service.”
Read more: Local News for Wednesday 24th September 2014
Published: Thursday, 23 October 2014 07:55
Archaeology eye-opener at the Braighe
An archaeological discovery at the Braighe could offer a completely new perspective on ancient settlement in Lewis, accoridng to experts. A site uncovered during recent works for Scottish Water – renewing mains water supply to Point – was first thought to be a 3,000 year-old roundhouse. But excavating archaeologist Alastair Rees, of Archas Cultural Heritage, now thinks the site could date back to the middle Bronze age – up to 4,500 years – and could be the site of industrial or manufacturing processes such as leatherwork. Mr Rees also believes there could be further discoveries waiting to be found in future, possibly including an unsuspected settlement between Point and Stornoway. The site was yesterday inspected by Scottish Water’s Chief Executive Douglas Millican, who said he was ‘in awe’ of the diligence and throughness of work carried out over five weeks since the site was discovered. The area’s to be carefully closed up after recording the finds, with more information set to come out after analysis. Scottish Water diverted the new water main to avoid disturbing any future discoveries.
Read more: Local News for Thursday 22nd October 2014