Commenting on media reports that research conducted by members of the Uist community suggest that the registered births in Uist for 2015, 2016 and 2017 show a 67 per cent increase compared to a decade ago, Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil said:

“This really is a very positive piece of research.

“It is also good to see that more families with young children are choosing to settle in Uist.

“With wide open spaces, stunning beaches, machair land and much more, Uist is a fantastic place to live and where better to bring up children.”