Commenting on the escalation of Air Traffic Control Industrial Action, Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil said:

“These strikes should not be happening, HIAL have got to change their view. 

“The idea that you take jobs out of islands and put them into cities, out of the most fragile and into the most prosperous is completely wrong.  That an arm of the Scottish Government is doing this is doubly wrong.

“This proposal should be abandoned now, and people can go back to living their lives normally without threats from having to relocate from fragile island communities to the big cities of Scotland.”