At midnight, the Summer prices came into force on the Skye Bridge.The one way price for a car crossing the Bridge increased from £4.30 to £5.20.
To protest at the price increases, SKAT held a Freedom Run at midnight. Over 20 new protestors were charged with non payment of toll, increasing the number of non-payment incidents to over one thousand.
A spokeswoman for SKAT said "this iniquitous toll continues to increase, threatening the livelihood of the island, discouraging tourists from visiting the Isle and bringing misery to all".
Copyright © Ray Shields, 1996.
Most recent revision, 01 May 1996.