We are very pleased that the Working Group has confirmed its recommendation of Mangurstadh as the location for Ionad Hiort/the St Kilda Centre. It is particularly welcome that Jura Consultants have responded so robustly and comprehensively to the criticisms levelled at the consultation process and its outcome.
Our own belief in the integrity, fairness and professionalism of that process has never wavered and that would have been our position irrespective of the outcome.
From the outset, the Uig group has worked within the parameters laid down to present a vision for a world-class centre in an exceptional location. If we are successful in delivering this, in co-operation with others, there will be huge benefits for the Outer Hebrides as a whole. That will now be the focus of all our efforts.