Thursday, April 27, 2006

Moray is an Island Shocker

On polling day in Moray a fellow blogger has discovered that Moray is considered an offshore community by delivery company Parcel2Go. Apparently deliveries here have to be made under the erroneously entitled Northern Ireland and offshore islands tariff, which is £4 more expensive that guaranteed next day delivery to the so-called mainland.

So I'm wondering as a result of IV30 and possibly other Moray postcodes being declared offshore does this suddenly create a new Island Whisky industry. Do the Isle of Moray whiskies now include Benriach, Bernomach, Balvenie, Coleburn, Glenburgie, Glen Elgin, Glen Grant, Glen Moray, Glenrothes, Glenspey, Linkwood, Longmorn, Speyburn and Tormore?

How does the River Spey manage to traverse from Banffshire unto the Isle of Moray before entering the sea along the shore from Inverness the capital city of the Highlands?

Also do Caledonian MacBrayne realise there is a new Whisky Isle that they need to provide a ferry service to?

No doubt the new MSP will have to take whatever steps they can take to reattach their community to the mainland. A bridge without tolls or a causeway or something.


Anonymous said...

A bridge without tools or a causeway or something.

Isn't that asking a bit too much? It is very difficult to build a bridge without using any tools.

Stephen Glenn said...

Whoops without tolls. Darn spell checker.


Mary Reid said...

I was once reminded by my travel agent to take my passport on a trip to Orkney.

]|[ HalW ]|[ said...

I'm glad to see you've taken up the story.

As a footnote I tried to contact the Moray MP and congratulate him on his island status (rather than MSP since it is clearly an international issue) only to discover that both of his registered email addresses - as given on his website - bounce.

Maybe I needed to pay a delivery supplement.

Stephen Glenn said...


As someone who was born and raised in Northern Ireland I'm also very aware of the ammout of goegraphical discrimination against Northern Ireland. So I can fully sympaphise with The residents on Moray on their misfortune.

Made a very strange story to discover on polling day for Moray.

Mary all the best on holding my old council area next week.


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