8th April 1999

Prince Charles opens Berneray causeway

Prince Charles travelled to Berneray to open a £6.6m causeway that replaced the ferry link to North Uist. The last ferry had run in the middle of December the year before, although work on the land bridge had by then been in progress since October 1997. It had been developed with the local ecology in mind and the road, which is just less than 1km from end to end, incorporated culverts so that otters would not be prevented from passing from one side to the other.

The prince was already familiar with the area, having spent time there in previous years learning the skills of a crofter, and the opening of the causeway formed part of a larger series of events that he undertook during a tour of Scotland.



Other events that occured in April

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