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Loganair warns dalight saving would affect Orkney and Western Isles services

2-Mar-2011 11:04 AM

Loganair warned that a change to "double summertime" would affect its timetables for Orkney and the Western isles (BBC News, 01-Mar-0211). Glasgow-based Loganair's inter-island services are operated in daylight hours. The UK government has been looking into the benefits of shifting clocks forward by an hour for all or part of the year. Debate over a time change followed the publication last month of the Daylight Saving Bill.

Loganair: "If daylight suddenly starts and finishes an hour later it will mean that all the time critical things at the beginning of the day, such as getting teachers out to schools and getting people in from the outer isles to Kirkwall for medical treatment, may well be an hour later. It is not for us to tell people if that is a good or bad thing, but it is an important part of this whole debate on 'double summertime' that needs to be considered before any decision is made," Jonathan Hinkles, Commercial Director. Source: BBC News, 01-Mar-2011.