Na h-Eileanan an Iar MP Angus MacNeil has contacted NHS Western Isles today seeking an update on the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in Uist and Barra.

The first Pfizer vaccinations were administered in Stornoway at the end of last week and Mr MacNeil has been contacted by constituents in Uist and Barra looking for detail on when this will be rolled out more widely.

Mr MacNeil said: “It was great to see the vaccination programme start in the islands and many Health board care workers from all ends of the Hebrides have been vaccinated.

“There is however obvious and understandable concern about the possibility of delays in the distribution of the vaccine to the communities in Uist and Barra and I have contacted NHS Western Isles for more detail on this today.

“The arrival of the vaccine in the Western Isles was an historic day and I commend NHS Western Isles staff for their efforts to get this underway.

“I hope, and I expect, that any challenges which have arisen can be addressed as soon as possible.”