The Royal British Legion pub on South Beach is closing on March 16th. That's the third or fourth pub in Stornoway that has closed down in recent years for economic reasons. My theory is that people now drink at home, using much cheaper alcohol bought in the supermarket. A pint in the pub costs more than £3; a pint in a can is only a little over £1.
Was watching the little Isle of Arran coming in (and going out) for its final call, before the Isle of Lewis takes up the run again tomorrow morning. The latter boat came in at around 2.30pm.