This morning saw the arrival of the BURHOU I from the Quarry at Loch Etive (near Oban) with the first shipment of stone chipping for the £1.1 million road reconstruction project on the island. The local authority is currently undertaking surface dressing of all the public roads on Tiree. The photographs show the BURHOU I having moved away from the Pier to allow the MV Clansman to berth. On a Thursday the Clansman berths at 12 noon before sailing to Barra and then returns at 6.00pm. The material is taken from the hold by a grab and then loaded onto a tractor and trailer and transported to the CalMac Car Park. Before the ferry docked two Road Sweeping (Lorries) swept the pier to ensure there was no debris left behind. There will be at least another two visits of the BURHOU I before the project is completed.
Like some roads, some problems, need more than a surface dressing. Unless properly dealt with, problems will just reappear. The Bible reminds us, “The Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
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