Wednesday, August 05, 2009

'The Scotsman' reports 'Campervans Ahoy - but Islanders Shun Invasion

CUT-price ferry fares are fuelling an influx of campervans to the Western Isles, causing congestion and pollution, residents have claimed.
The concerns came as figures showed a pilot Scottish Government discount scheme had led to twice as many campervans and nearly 25 per cent more cars being carried to the Outer Hebrides as last year.

The trial "route equivalent tariff" (RET) scheme has reduced ticket prices by some 40 per cent, with many campervans paying the same as cars. It cuts fares to the cost of travelling the same distance by road, and runs on the Western Isles and Coll/Tiree routes from last October until 2011.  READ MORE.

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