Glasgow & West Scotland

Water upgrade for Tiree and Islay

Work on projects costing £1.25m is set to begin on Tiree and Islay to upgrade the islands' water supplies.

Scottish Water said six miles of water mains would be upgraded on Tiree, improving supply to 700 customers.

It is also upgrading 1.6 miles of water mains in the Port Charlotte, Port Wemyss, and Portnahaven areas of Islay.

The utility firm said the work would make the pipes less susceptible to bursts and reduce the risk of further disruption to supplies.

Contractors for Scottish Water will begin the £850,000 project on Tiree in the first week of September, with completion scheduled for the end of November.

Areas on the island which will benefit from the new mains include Crossapol, Silversands, Balephuil and Caoles.

The £400,000 project on Islay will get under way at the end of August and is scheduled to last for six weeks.

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