as you all probably know the fares to the outer hebrides have always been on the excessive size ! the EU have stepped in and as a result massive subsidies have been injected by the scottish government. the cheapest crossing to lewis is the UIG (isle of skye) to TARBERT on the south harris bit of lewis. after many attempts of contacting caledonian mcbrayne i have at last got a result ! the new subsidised fares start on october 19th. and the aforementioned fares are thus. a motor home of up to 8metres will pay£68 return and motorhomes of above and up to 10 metres will pay £89.60 plus the usual passenger fares , also discounted ! this is a very good saving and considering the fact that there are so many places to park for free means that it opens up a whole new ball game for us camperers (wildman will explain)!