Local News for Tuesday 25th October 2016
Loch Seaforth off to dry dock
The MV Loch Seaforth has left Lewis for her annual overhaul and will reach dry dock in Birkenhead today. She’s due to be away until November 11th, and meanwhile the Hebridean Isles will be carrying out the freight run, which will run to an amended timetable. The MV Isle of Lewis is back on the Stornoway Ullapool route for the same period, and crossings will therefore take two hours and 45 minutes, but with quicker turn rounds should still run to timetable.
Read more: Local News for Tuesday 25th October 2016
Local News for Monday 24th October 2016
Speeding drivers risk others’ safety
Speeding drivers are making island roads unsafe for other drivers, pedestrians and livestock, according to Stornoway police, after another weekend of shocking speeds detected on the roads. A man is to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal on a charge of dangerous driving, after he was caught riding a motorbike at 113mph on the Braighe, and three other drivers are to be reported after being detected at speeds up to 85mph over the weekend. A police spokesman said: “We are very disappointed that, despite widespread publicity for speeding charges, we are still seeiing drivers doing excessive speeds on island roads. It’s not only dangerous to themselves, but to other drivers and pedestrians. Proactive controls and speed checks will continue in order to keep the islands’ road users safe.”
Read more: Local News for Monday 24th October 2016