View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Olympic Torch relay

Ullapool and Stornoway have something in common today. They have ferry boats alongside their quays which are going nowhere.

The Isle of Lewis is stuck in Ullapool following a breakdown after this morning's crossing. So, that's a pretty sight for that village.

In Stornoway, meanwhile, the Muirneag was once more stuck in port following bad weather in the Minch overnight.

MV Muirneag

The Muirneag is known in these parts as the Olympic Flame, as it 'never goes out'. Bearing that in mind, I wonder how they are going to hawk that boat around the streets of Stornoway on June 11th as part of the torch relay for the London Olympics.