Overland Route gains behind the scene
Posted: Sunday, 06 July 2008
This is shocking news. I do not want the overland route passing my door. What are the IaTE going to do about this? Let us hope that the people of the island go and shout their objections on the 1st.
unhappy from Craighouse
What do you expect. They are all there for the power and the glory. Power greedy the lot of them. Just ignore them all. Lets do our own thing. Go to the hall on the 1st and eat all their sandwitches and drink their drams. That will sort them.
Fly the Flag from Jura
newsonjura where do you get your ideas from? The people of Jura want this to go ahead. We want an overland route that will take us to the mainland when we want. Great if more people come to the island, it is big enough to take them all. We have to stop this 'rot' of trying to keep Jura for the birds and the beasts. Go and do that on some other island. Let us live on OUR island and let it develop the WE want it too. As for the IaTE, good on them. If they have decided to start the overland route, let us support them. I will be there on the 1st and I will be shouting FOR THE OVERLAND ROUTE.
Crofter from Township
newsonjura and unhappy from Craighouse you are not good for Jura. You live in the past. Tomorrow is the place to be.
house on the hill from Jura
Crofter and house on the hill both talk rot. It ued to be that residents of Jura, lived on Jura because they had no choice, they were born here and were 'stuck' here' but with a wish to be able to travel more freely to the Mainland at a cheap price. Times have changed, the majority of people who now live on Jura, have made the decision to MOVE here and can well afford to travel by the traditional methods. Why move here and then want to change it. Surely all those shouting for easier access to the Mainland, should take a few minutes out and think 'why did I move there?' It's because of what Jura is and will hopefully will be, that is, REMOTE. Why change what we have, to become like the Mainland. We have what we have, just appreciate it, love it and do not try to change it. Once things change, they will never go back to how they were.
me from from Jura
So 'me' you are basically saying that locals should not have a say, do not forget that we (the locals) made jura the way it is today just as WE will make it the way it is tommorow! The overland route WILL go ahead and thankfully there is nothing you can do about it! Crofter and House on the hill have the right idea and if everyone on the island could think like that Jura would arrive at its best that much faster. As i said the overland route will go ahead and anyone that trully loves jura will welcome the day.
River Mouth from Jura
What a lot of RUBBISH! Get your facts right before making comments on passenger ferry and overland route!!!
Marie-Ann from Islay
And build the Islay Jura Bridge, Just think no more ferry travel
up on the hill from Islay
Nice idea about getting the facts right Marie-Ann, but judging by the above facts are the last things anyone cares about!
House on the Edge from Craighouse
River Mouth. Can you read? If so, just go through my comment again and read it. EVERYONE on Jura should have a say but the MAJORITY of Jura residents at the last poll were against the overland route, you must be one of the new arrivals. How can anyone who loves Jura, want all those vehicles zooming up and down the Island all day long? The roads could not cope, the ASP ferry could not cope and we would have to resort to footpaths (Who pays for them?) that's just a couple of the problems! As with all of these FANTASTIC projects, no one checks the finer details.
Me from Jura
Overland route; Good points and a lot of very bad points The people on Jura voted against it by a masive vote however The powers they be in the overland company still decided to try and force it upon us I supose this is democracy they are still trying to persue it through the scotish parlement etc behind the residents of jura backs Yes it would be nice to get to the mainland easly if their was a good public transport infrastructure however the roads on jura as most resedents know would not take the trafic grid lock and trafic jams also the jura-Islay ferry refusing to do duble runs were would the extra people stay if abnadend on jura by ASP Another thought the jura overland route company has what apears to be a endless pot of money to persue this i wonder who funds this ongoing project that the majority of the residentsare against Another note I would greatly benifit from a overland route however the infra structure on jura is totaly unsutable
Stalker from Jura
I hear we now have people from the JDT who have barely been on the island five minutes telling lifelong Jura residents that they can no longer drive along the wee pier to load/unload their fishing boat. And they've even threatened to put a bollard up! I really am getting sick to the back teeth of people coming on to this island with too much time on their hands telling us what is good for us.
Stranded fellrunner from On top of the Paps