Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus B MacNeil has contacted Scottish Fuels regarding the fuel shortage in Uist and Barra.

Angus MacNeil said:

“I have spoken to Scottish Fuels who have confirmed that this fuel shortage is a result of issues with the holding tanks and travel difficulties.

“Scottish Fuels confirmed that they are actively trying to resolve this problem and that they are using road tankers from Stornoway to assist with this in the short-term.  They have also confirmed that the holding tanks at Lochcarnan will be fixed by 27 September.

“Scottish Fuels have assured me that they can cope with supply as long as people buy their normal amounts of fuel.”