Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil has welcomed confirmation today (Tuesday) that Unions representing airport staff in island airports have voted to accept an enhanced pay offer.

The new offer, which has been accepted by more than 90% of union members, will bring an end to industrial action.

Mr MacNeil said: “I am very glad to hear that an enhanced pay offer has been offered and accepted by airport staff. It was understandable that staff would want to protect their incomes. This will hopefully bring an end to disruption at island airports which was also impacting patient travel to appointments on the mainland.”

PCS union have still to confirm the outcome of their ballot, but Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL) say action taken by PCS members has not impacted operations.