Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Tuesday 14 April
There is a row going on in the Inner and Outer Hebrides about ferries. Every year, the Calmac boats have to go into drydock for refit, and the routes each boat plies has to be served by a different ship. The Finlaggan, which normally serves Islay, has been on the Uig - Tarbert / Lochmaddy route whilst the normal ship (Hebrides) is in drydock. The people in Uist are unhappy, as there have been a lot of cancellations (we've had a very bad winter) and the people in Islay are complaining because their replacement boat (the aging Isle of Arran) can't cope.