Published: Thursday, 05 February 2015 07:30
Last chance for Lionel S1/S2
Lionel School’s Secondary 1 and 2 unit will see its last chance dwindle next week, when full council meets to ratify committee decisions. The Comhairle’s education committee voted on Tuesday by 9 to 6 in favour of closure of the last secondary unit at a rural school. When full council meets next week, it could technically overturn the decision, but is likely to agree the recommendation of its committee.
Read more: Local News for Thursday 5th February 2015
Published: Wednesday, 04 February 2015 07:30
Superfast Stornoway on the way
Stornoway is one of 43 places in Scotland about to get Superfast Broadband, in an ahead-of-time roll-out announced yesterday by the Scottish Government. The town is among the places next in line for high-speed fibre broadband, through a public-private investment agreement led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and delivered by BT Openreach.. Over the next six months almost 5,000 premises in Stornoway will see engineers build the local networks needed to bring fibre based broadband for the first time. Brendan Dick, director of BT Scotland, said: "The completion of our massive sub-sea cable laying programme has allowed us to make early inroads into delivering fibre for some of our island communities, well ahead of schedule. We're very pleased to be playing our part to help connect the nation to fast fibre broadband and we know there's still a lot to do."
Read more: Local News for Wednesday 4th February 2014