Plans for a new water treatment works at Lochmaddy have been given the green light,
with construction set to begin in the coming months.
Alongside a new water main between Lochmaddy and Bayhead which is already well advanced,
the project will provide a single, improved water supply for Scottish Water customers
all over North Uist at an estimated cost of around £15 million.
The project is scheduled for delivery by the end of next year.
Scottish Water says it plans to invest £60 million woth of upgrades across the Western
Isles by 2021. The figure is equivalent to over £2,000 for every customer in the