Friday, 22 April 2016

Not So Welcome

The Uists are straight-forward islands for roads. The North has a fairly direct run from Berneray to Lochmaddy and on to the Causeway for Benbecula, with a loop in the north taking in Solas; the South has a linear road with a fork at the foot, with one prong going to Lochboisdale and the other to the Eriskay Causeway. However, some residents are concerned that the bus routes and times are not helpful. The Stornoway Gazette has the details. The now permanently-provided CalMac service from Mallaig to Lochboisdale does not appear to be met on any of its 14 weekly sailings by public transport. It is not a welcome indicator for visitors.

Scottish Islands Explorer - enthuses about integrated ships and buses
Digital Edition: cover all contingencies for accessing the magazine

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