Lewis, Harris and North East Scotland travel survey launched

Enhanced flights between Stornoway and Aberdeen? - time to have your say
Enhanced flights between Stornoway and Aberdeen? - time to have your say

Residents, businesses and visitors who travel between the Outer Hebrides and the Aberdeen area are being encouraged to take part in an independent on-line survey on journey needs.

The survey, being undertaken by consultants ekosgen, began yesterday and is part of a study commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in response to requests from groups in the Outer Hebrides for an enhanced air service between Stornoway and Aberdeen.

Information is being sought from anyone who travels from, or who has an interest in routes between Lewis and Harris and the north east of Scotland.

This includes those making the journey for travel to work, including offshore workers, or for any other reason.

Tony Jarvis, HIE’s Senior Development Manager for Transport, said: “We would encourage as many individuals, businesses and other organisations as possible to take part in the survey.

“We are also keen to hear from those who currently travel between the two areas but don’t use the Stornoway-Aberdeen air service,” he continued. “We are aware that some people fly between Stornoway and Inverness or use the Stornoway-Ullapool ferry to make trips between Lewis, Harris and the Aberdeen area.

“The greater the number of responses, then the more accurate the picture of existing travel and potential demand for an enhanced Stornoway-Aberdeen air service will be.”

The survey will run until Monday, June 23rd, and can be accessed at www.rdcaviation.com/survey/stornoway/