Posted: Thursday, 24 August 2006
Heavy haulage already uses the Uig-Tarbert route, at least there have always been half a dozen or so articulated lorries coming off and going on the ferry whenever I have crossed. What on earth is the benefit of encouraging more lorries to use this route when, I imagine, most of then will end up in Stornoway? Isn't it more sensible for heavy lorries to come off the ferry in Stornoway itself rather than pump out diesel fumes all the way across the island? Additionally If all the heavy haulage were to trundle across the new 'super-highway' it will end up like the M6 having to be resurfaced every 12 months and in the long run it will end up costing more than a new ferry as well as being a constant eyesore. Tourists come to the Western Isles to avoid the roadworks!
Les Ellingham from Stafford