It is time to build a bridge at Corran
Sir, Accidents happen and I want to applaud the professionalism of the Corran ferry skipper and crew.
However, the absence of the back-up ferry, being away for its spring service at the height of the tourist season, is mismanagement by the council officials. When did it leave?
While Mull and Skye are bursting at the seams with tourists, Ardnamurchan and Morvern has now effectively been closed to tourists. The alternative is a 35-mile detour, half of which is along a single-track road which has not had its verges cut, and through the traffic congestion in Fort William.
In recent years, the Highland Council has massively raised the fares, despite the ferry being in profit.
It is time for a low level, opening bridge, as proposed in local development plans. Planning and the design for this should be paid for from the City Region deal. Dr Michael Foxley, Highland Councillor for Corran ferry 1986-2012.