The first week of the new bus timetables has seen much moaning and groaning around the islands, and justifiably so. However, I don't think it is quite fair to gripe at "three timetable changes in as many days", when there has always been a different service on Saturday, no service on Sunday and then a weekday service on Monday. That is taking it a bit too far. However, I have been reading some ridiculous stories this week about even the drivers not knowing when to go where, how, and at what time. And I resent playing the man rather than the ball, but it's not terribly clever for the person in charge of public transport to go on holiday at the time the timetable changes.
I am also a bit flabbergasted why this has come as a bolt out of the blue. As far back as last December (see this link from Hebrides News) these intended changes were already being publicised. Looks like they were not publicised widely enough with all the gnashing of teeth and bashing of heads against walls that I have been witnessing over the past week.