Local News for Tuesday 7th August 2018
Stornoway Crofters to Bid in Wind Turbine Auction
The four crofting townships campaigning for the right to develop community-owned wind farms in Stornoway have announced their intention to bid in the Contract for Differences (CfD) auction in May.
The four townships which will be bidding are Sandwick North Street, Sandwick East Street, Melbost & Branahuie and Aignish – which have all lodged Section 50b applications with the Crofting Commission for permission to go ahead with the developments on their common grazings.
Read more: Local News for Tuesday 7th August 2018
Local News for Friday 3rd August 2018
Positive Review of Services for Older People
A Care Inspectorate progress review of services for older people in the Western Isles, undertaken in May 2018, indicated that the partnership had delivered “an impressive amount of improvement” since the inspection team last visited in 2015. In particular, the report highlights the benefits of a modernised homecare service, the introduction of a more coordinated approach to managing discharge from hospital and more robust community engagement structures.
The original joint inspection (in June 2015) had identified some strengths in the delivery of services for older people in the Western Isles but had also identified a number of weaknesses and twelve recommendations for improvement were made. Following the inspection, the partnership drew up a detailed action plan to deliver the required improvements and has subsequently monitored its implementation.
Read more: Local News for Friday 3rd August 2018