Sir Ian, who owns Eilan Eirman hotel on Skye and who is a great advocate of the Gaelic language, was denounced as a traitor by the locals of Skye when he first took up the position last year.
As Winter approaches, the Skye Bridge has now changed to its Winter tarrif - reducing the price of a car to £4.30 from £5.20. It is expected that next year, the summer rate for a single crossing of a car will increase to £5.50.
Copyright © Ray Shields, 1996.
Most recent revision, 24 November 1996.