Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus B MacNeil has written to Hebridean Housing Partnership about the lack of affordable housing in Harris and Barra.

Mr MacNeil has received representations from people in Harris and Barra who are very concerned about the lack of house building projects in these islands.

Commenting Angus MacNeil MP said:

“Concerns have been expressed from Harris and Barra that the lack of affordable housing is resulting in difficulties for young people and families wishing to remain in these areas.

“I appreciate that Hebridean Housing Partnership may have difficulties in securing land to build houses, but some means must be found to make land available for housing in order to ensure that there are people to run our tourism, care and all the other services needed within the islands.

“It would be a sad day if employment was available, but lack of housing prevented people making their homes in our islands.”