Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Sizing Up?

Pentland Ferries runs a fast, all-year-round service from Gills Bay, Caithness, to St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney. They are considering (and want people's views) on an alternative route to Burwick, a few miles closer to the Mainland.

At present the small port is used by the summer-only passenger service from John O'Groats. After sizing up the potential for a 30-minute ro-ro service, there would have to be an up-sizing of the facilities pictured below. The Orcadian has the details. Incidentally, 30 September is the final day of the summer season for the 40-minute crossing from John O'Groats - so hurry along as the next boat is not at 20.15, but in 2015.

Scottish Islands Explorer - surveying the scene, as ever

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