Highlands and Islands Airports has been slammed for hammering passengers with a £3-a-day
car parking fee without any consultation.
Islanders leaving their vehicle when flying off for a fortnight’s holiday or an offshore
shift would be forced to fork up an additional £42.
The comhairle said the parking fee is too expensive.
The council’s transportation spokesman, Cllr Uisdean Robertson, said: "The comhairle
is aware that there has been a huge increase in the number of parked cars at Stornoway
Airport and recognises the need for something to be done to mitigate the situation.
“However a flat rate of £3 per day, irrespective of whether you're parked for two
hours or 24, seems a high charge.”
He added: “The one hour drop off/pick up zone is to be welcomed, as is the exemption
for those accessing healthcare, but I think the overall scheme could be improved
so as to be fairer to the travelling public.
“Perhaps a period of consultation would have assisted with this.
“Whilst we have an initiative like the air discount scheme to encourage people to
use air services it seems the thinking is not entirely joined up when it comes to
“I will be seeking discussions with our MSP and HIAL at an early stage.”