Brian Wilson

Island communities are being devastated by the SNP’s ferries fiasco

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On a recent television tour of Britain’s coast, Michael Portillo found himself in awe of the Outer Hebrides. Why would more people not live and work in this ‘paradise’, he wondered from a vast sun-kissed beach near where I live on Lewis.

It was a fair question on such a day but the intrepid traveller had struck it lucky.

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Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson is a former Labour MP and UK trade minister and energy minister. He is a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde and chairs its Centre for Energy Studies.

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