Council for Scottish islands faces IT outage after ‘incident’


The government council for Scotland’s Western Isles said it is dealing with an IT outage that forced it to provide temporary phone numbers for services.

The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar — which governs the more than 470,000 people living on the chain of islands on Scotland’s western coast — said access to the IT system “has been affected by an incident which has caused significant disruption.”

“The current priority is to restore and secure data and ensure the continued delivery of services to those in our communities who need them most. Work is underway to redirect public phone numbers which will allow key services to be contacted,” the council said.

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