I'm sure that this is a malicious lie and that someone can identify the two or three times he has been into the Council Offices to meet the Convener or Vice-Convener this year.
It is obviously not helpful to have the MP (and MSP) and the Council arguing different positions, as it means that there is no coherent strategy on, say, the schools issue. But Mr MacNeil is busy on important matters of state, as the press release I received today clearly demonstrates.
(For Immediate Release) – Tuesday 30 September
GAELIC SIDELINED FOR MUSIC POST
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil, has written to the Director of Education at Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, Mr Murdo Macleod, expressing his concerns that the Teacher of Music for
Mr MacNeil said:
“It is disappointing that at a time when the new Gaelic Digital TV Channel has been launched, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar advertise a post which is so strongly linked with our language and culture and has completely omitted Gaelic from the job specification.
“As music particularly is a huge part of the
“Having spoken to the Comhairle about the matter, and although they claim that it is difficult to attract people to some of these posts, I still feel that Gaelic should have been on the desirable category in the job advert.”
Perhaps an English language teacher could be recruited to help Mr MacNeil with the coherency of his press releases.