Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the Scottish Government announcement today that within Level 1, those living in Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles will, from Friday, be able to meet one other household inside their homes, up to a maximum of six people.
CNES Leader Roddie Mackay said: “This is very good news for the Islands. It is testament to our communities that this relaxation has been introduced. The Comhairle has been making the case for household meetings and as recently as yesterday evening we, together with our colleagues in Shetland and Orkney, met with Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell to continue that discussion. So we are very pleased that Government has listened and responded positively. Of course the reason we have been able to do this is because people have been so compliant with the rules and guidelines and I would encourage everyone to continue doing so.”