Thank you CalMac

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, I would like to ex­press my grat­i­tude for all that CalMac does, and the ef­forts it makes.

The Sun­day Her­ald’s ( Jan­uary 10) head­line reads ‘Sci­en­tists’ warn­ing: Cli­mate change means wild weather in Scot­land is the new nor­mal’.

Our weather is in­creas­ingly vari­able and se­vere, and we are told that we will have to get used to more win­ters like this one, as cli­mate pol­lu­tion from ve­hi­cles and in­dus­try warms the planet and wreaks havoc with the weather.

At a CalMac pub­lic meet­ing held on the is­land last year, the same com­plaints that con­tinue to be made were ad­dressed. There is no easy so­lu­tion, par­tic­u­larly vis-a-vis the in­fra­struc­ture of the ter­mi­nals, mostly coun­cil owned. At least the am­ber warn­ings give us time to make con­tin­gency plans.

We asked for big­ger fer­ries, cheaper fares, more sail­ings and more fa­cil­i­ties. In­creased cancellations could be par­tially re­flec­tive be­cause of the in­creased num­ber of win­ter sail­ings. Nor­way is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing sim­i­lar prob­lems. So thank you, CalMac.

Minty MacKay High Lee Croft, Bunes­san, Mull

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