Wednesday, 18 January 2012
The Fuel Good Factor
Islanders always need fuel to get places. The price differences with the mainland have traditionally attracted the attention of visiting motorists and the concerns of residents. A new Government initiative for the Northern Isles, Outer and Inner Hebrides, Clyde islands and the Isles of Scilly has attracted some recent attention as the 5p per litre rebate due on 1 March has, according to some, already be nullified by the raising of prices in anticipation. Read on with relief, if you are not having to purchase the liquid. The appropriate image above is not directly applicable, as it features Achill, off the western coast of Ireland. Thank you for your good-will messages as I now feel relief at having returned from a 48-hour stay in hospital, following a condition that required emergency treatment on Monday.
Scottish Islands Explorer - relieved to continue reporting