Spaces for People

In June 2020, the council bid for funding through the “Spaces for People” programme, and was awarded, £128,850 to support the introduction of temporary physical distancing measures across the Outer Hebrides.

Transport Scotland's “Spaces for People” programme is administered by Sustrans Scotland and offers 100% funding to put in place temporary measures to enable physical distancing while walking, wheeling and cycling. The basic criteria are that the interventions must protect public health, focus on essential journeys and should be delivered quickly, providing a visible improvement that has an immediate benefit.

These measures will include a variety of interventions including changes to speed limits, wider footpaths and traffic calming measures.  However, as all interventions are temporary and subject to change, it is vital that we receive public feedback on proposed and implemented interventions.  A full list of proposed Interventions will be posted on our Website and Social Media pages in the next few days.

For further information on all the funded interventions across Britain and to comment on the proposed interventions for the Outer Hebrides please visit Sustrans Scotland dedicated webpage Space to Move (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).  If you have any concerns regarding the interventions, find the specific intervention on the map and click on 'Tell us what you think' to add any comments. 

Any generic comments or concerns can be emailed to