HC Deb 30 April 1891 vol 352 c1758

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether the districts of Ardnamurchan and Loch Suinart are included in the improved mail service to come into operation on the 1st May; and, if so, whether these places are to be served by the present Mull mail steamer, by the new service round Mull, or by the steamer to the outer Hebrides?


In reply to the hon. Member, I beg to state that Ardnamurchan will be in-eluded in the improved mail service, and receive a mail three times a week—twice a week by the steamer round Mull, and once by the direct Tobermory steamer. This change, while it will not affect the present frequency of the post, will admit of the delivery of the mails at Ardnamurchan at about 6 p.m., instead of at 2 p.m. the following day. With respect to Loch Suinart, I may state that the present land service to Strontian and Salen will remain undisturbed. With regard to certain places to the westward of Glenborrodale, they will receive their letters, not from Ardgour and Salen, as at present, but by the improved boat service viâ Ardnamurchan.