Na h-Eileanan an Iar MP Angus MacNeil spoke last week with the CEO of the firm Infrastrata to discuss plans to revive Arnish yard on the Isle of Lewis.

Mr MacNeil discussed the plans with CEO Mr John Wood.

The plan includes the creation of a good number of new jobs including 32 apprenticeships by 2025.

Mr MacNeil said: “I had a very good call with Infrastrata about Arnish. Their plans would seem to be in tandem with other operations that they have, although Arnish would be looking to stand on its own two feet.

“Infrastrata has a good reputation for productivity and quality, which they say Arnish also has, and hopefully there will be an opportunity for apprenticeships there.

“They have a good track record in this area and know the business well. They are doing quite diverse things to end the boom and bust and to keep the steady stream going at Arnish in various areas. It is not for me to give details of what they hope to do, but them seem to have their feet on the ground and are ambitious for the future of the Arnish yard without the peaks and troughs of work.”