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Look at how far we’ve come...

THE WEST COAST is both cursed and blessed by its transport, but a quick look over the past century reveals just how much it has improved.

A giant photograph printed on April 1, 1939, recorded a vanishing scene on Benbecula: ‘A group of islanders waiting at Creagorry for the ferry boat to take them and their goods across the ford to South Uist. Work has now begun on a project to span the ford with a road bridge costing over £30,000.

Excerpts from The Oban Times recall the launch of the MV Lochiel.
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