Wednesday, 25 August 2010


[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="MV Isle of Lewis, 13 December 2009"]MV Isle of Lewis, 13 December 2009[/caption]

Calmac, our ferry operator, could face prosecution under pollution laws over the exhaust fumes of the Isle of Lewis ferry. Since this boat was converted to burning heavy fuel oil last year, it has been belching out thick fumes every day, prior to departure. Those who are ever in Stornoway town centre at ferry departure time, when there's a southerly wind, will be familiar with the sight and smell of the ferry's exhaust fumes. The picture from December 2009 shows it all. Calmac has declined to comment.


  1. that looks filthy, Arnish! Surely they must realise that's not acceptable?

  2. It's really bad, Arnish, I'm amazed they are allowed to get away with it. I saw it for myself in Ullapool, and the smell of the fumes is very strong.

  3. That's the macaroni burning it's not engine fumes