Friday, 15 May 2009
On the Arnish peninsula, just behind the lighthouse from which this blog derives its name, stand a couple of gun emplacements. They look out over the Minch south and east of Stornoway Harbour, and have stood idle since World War II came to an end in 1945. Below is the view from Charlie's Monument, and in line with the gun emplacements in showing the ferry passing the Arnish Lighthouse.
It worries me to read that the Lord's Day Observance Society are applying for planning permission to restore the gun emplacements. Particularly following Calmac's announcement that they will institute Sunday sailings. Is this what is meant by gunboat diplomacy?