Beach flights could resume
The possible reinstatement of flights using Barra’s iconic beach landing strip has been welcomed by the local MP.
Western Isles Council is considering a fare discount scheme for the Barra-Benbecula service which was axed earlier this year to save money.
The council decided to scrap the flight and reduce the Barra-Stornoway service after the public said that, faced with cutbacks, they preferred to maintain community transport, education and care for the elderly rather than air services.
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