Sunday, 9 June 2013


The perfectly appropriate word - le mot juste - comes to mind when considering the meanings of airport (all-purpose), airbase (military), airfield (grass-based for amateur use), airstrip (remote, sometimes with island associations) and aerodrome (not having fulfilled all the criteria demanded of an airport). Ashaig at Broadford, on Skye (with its sign above and location below) comes into this last category, but this may soon change.

FlySkye is campaigning for the re-introduction of services to and from Broadford as was operated until 1988. Recent developments are reported on the BBC website. So in 2014 there may be some fine vistas available to passengers as they journey there from different destinations. Flights to and from the north may pass over the Old Man of Storr (below)

and those able to climb above the clouds should be rewarded, as the name of the campaign implies.

Scottish Islands Explorer - keen to reach Skye with elevation and elegance

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