Behold the Hebrides

The photo above of the MV Hebrides going astern from Tarbert pier en route to Uig Skye, stands in sharp contrast to the photo below of her predecessor  also the MV Hebrides , now the luxury cruise liner Hebridean Princess  which left Tarbert yesterday. The two photos are almost taken from exactly the same position in the manse garden, yet the difference in scale between the two vessels is immense.

The difference between the two vessels shows  clearly the extent to which transport links to Harris and other Scottish islands have improved and expanded dramatically over the years.