Commenting on the ongoing situation regarding the delivery of national newspapers to the islands, Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus MacNeil said:

“I fully appreciate that people want to get their newspaper as early as possible and I am aware that local shops are feeling the impact due to the late arrival of the national newspapers.

“I have written to Martin Dorchester, Managing Director of Caledonian MacBrayne and remain in discussion with Royal Mail; to explore what options may be available to see if there is any way the national newspapers can be delivered earlier.”