Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed a trial by Argos to expand its delivery service to the Western Isles, Shetland, Orkney, and the Inner Hebrides.

From this week, over 98% of residents living on what Argos term the main Scottish islands can order large items, from furniture to fridges, and have them delivered on a day of their choice. Delivery and collection prices will match those available in the rest of the UK and customers can to choose and book a specific delivery date for the first time.

Alasdair Allan MSP said: 

“It’s very welcome to see Argos trial this expansion of their delivery service. Excessive delivery charges and couriers not delivering to the islands are a constant source of frustration to my constituents, who are unfairly penalised for their postcodes. 

“It is particularly good to see that Argos will offer islanders the same choice of products, the same delivery and collection prices, and the same delivery options as they would to mainland households. Parity and fairness are all that islanders have ever asked when it comes to delivery charges. I hope that this trial is successful and that other retailers consider following suit.

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