I remember something called Scottish Islands Network, which was active in the late 90s, early 00s. It brought together the Argyll islands, Eilean Siar, Skye, Orkney and Shetland, to pool resources and knowledge to tackle common problems. It ceased to operate after the only local authority to back it financially, Argyll & Bute, withdrew its funding. I'm pleased to see something like that being set up - but seeing is believing. However, Mr Carmichael is an islander himself, so I'm fairly confident that something positive will ensue.