Bernera Sea Run Postponed

Due to ongoing vessel maintenance work at Goat Island, the utility sea run to Bernera planned for Thursday 15th October has been postponed to next week.

The aim of the run is to enable the topping up of oil and gas supplies in preparation for winter, and also to test this sea route should it be necessary to deploy again at short notice.

Fergusons Shipping have been commissioned to undertake this run via sea from Uigen Slipway, Uig to Valasay Slipway, Great Bernera (other routes were considered, however this specific crossing affords the least restrictions in terms of accessibility, tides and weather).

In the meantime, the Comhairle continues to make good progress with the statutory permissions required to enable the replacement bridge construction and will provide an updated timescale when these are resolved.