Wester Isles residents without tap water after fuel contamination

All schools and council buildings in the area are closed

More than a thousand residents in the Western Isles are without tap water after the supply was contaminated with fuel.

People living in Benbecula and the northern part of South Uist have been without their regular supply since last night.

Scottish Water said it’s working to resolve the issue after a fuel leak was detected in the pumping station.