A unique view of life from Stornoway Harbour

Norman and Alastair MacArthur of Stornoway Shipping Services.
Norman and Alastair MacArthur of Stornoway Shipping Services.

A UNIQUE look at life in and around Stornoway Harbour is on view tonight (Monday, 11th February) as Gaelic documentary series Trusadh turns the spotlight on ‘Stornoway Maritime Matters’.

Norman and Alastair MacArthur are the two shipping agents based in Stornoway, the Western Isles primary port.

They offer a comprehensive range of services for vessels of all sizes, and are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

With almost 40 years of experience to draw on they claim to offer a “first-class professional service.”

Ready, waiting – and at the beck and call of any ship’s captain that is visiting Stornoway – this due will turn their hand to anything.

Now BBC ALBA takes a look at the typical daily work of the Stornoway Shipping Services in ‘Trusadh: Stornoway Maritime Matters.

From magnifying glasses and boiler suits for the ship’s crew to organising medi-vac and repatriation services for its passengers: no job is too small or too large – and no distance too great.

With cruise ships bringing passengers by their thousands, and yachts and fishing boats all in need of their services, it looks like Norman and Alastair are in for a busy summer. And in this Trusadh programme, viewers can see how they get on.

Trusadh: Stornoway Maritime Matters is produced for BBC ALBA by MacTV and screens at 9pm tonight, Monday, 11th February.