Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/peat.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/peat.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 12 Jul 2014 05:14:24 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/peat.shtml RJMolesworth http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/peat.shtml?page=75#comment3 I feel certain that 6 pound per gallon is the tourist price and that many buy their diesel from the gentlemen from Ireland who specialise in its low cost distribution. I look forward to approbation from the good people of Lewis for this gross calumny. Wed 04 Jun 2008 09:08:04 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/peat.shtml?page=50#comment2 (1) DIY. Drink cup of cocoa, find dark room, lie down..Something that is not understood is the distances. From top to bottom of Lewis is the equivalent of London to Brighton. To cross by ferry to mainland Scotland is the equivalent distance to crossing the channel. You can understand the extra costs involved in transportation of fuel... but that does not make it in any way acceptable to be paying over 6ukp a gallon for diesel when most of it is tax (that the islanders see little benefit from). Wed 04 Jun 2008 08:34:06 GMT+1 Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/peat.shtml?page=25#comment1 I love the smell of burning peat - a feature of childhood holidays on Skye. I remember a cottage at Waterloo near Broadford which had a wonderful vegetable garden, unusual then, and the highest, neatest peat stack all along the house wall that I have ever seen. The owners were an elderly couple (well ok I was a child, so probably about as old as I am now) who managed everything themselves. I think they cut their own peats and if you've ever tried you'll know just what incredibly hard work it is. Wed 04 Jun 2008 08:31:51 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/06/peat.shtml?page=0#comment0 I think that burning Pete is intolerable! As a caring society we should be.........what.......Ohh........I'll get me coat. Wed 04 Jun 2008 07:31:24 GMT+1