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Caledonian MacBrayne ran its first Sunday ferry service to the island of Harris yesterday, connecting it up with the islands of South and North Uist.

The residents of Harris presented a petition of over 740 names condemning the service as they wished to observe the Sabbath, and in their opinion it was an infringement of allowing them to do this.

The residents of Uist were keen on the idea, as it allowed them to visit people in the hospital at Stornaway (on Harris).

It should be noted that the residents of Harris did not have such voiciferous objecions when the air service was introduced to the island on Sundays, four years ago!

Fun and games!

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