Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has expressed his “utter disappointment” at a UK Government decision on renewable energy in the islands which he said “kicks far into the long grass” the prospects for developing the islands’ energy potential.

Alasdair Allan commented:

“The UK Government has been lobbied again and again by the Scottish Government, by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and by the local MP and MSP about the importance of reaching a decision on island windpower.

“Today’s announcement – slipped out while the results of the US election were flooding Scotland’s media – mean the UK government has ignored everything they have been told on this issue by Scotland.

“We have waited years  for an answer about what level of support will be offered to island wind power.  Now it looks like we could have to wait another two years for an answer to that question.

“Meanwhile the UK Government have completely failed to understand that the islands are the very place which could be the renewables powerhouse for the country.

“I will be meeting up with the Comhairle about this in the coming days, and will also be seeking a meeting with Scottish ministers so that this issue can again be raised with the Westminster Government.”

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