MR MILSTED will be glad to hear that I and two others recently formed the Skye Boat Co Ltd to provide a ferry service for vehicles and passengers to compete with the bridge on its opening. It is early days, but we cheered when the managing director of the bridge project said on the radio recently that, although he did not think such a venture would be viable, he'd wish good luck to those who could make money out of it. Of that we have little doubt, given the current ferry fares and that proposed tolls will make the bridge the most expensive in the UK for its length. If however, the tolls were abolished or vastly reduced, our alternative would not be viable.
Skye Bridge Appeal Group