Locals have to make 135 km round trip for fuel

Residents in a Scottish fishing port have been forced to make a 85-mile round trip for petrol or rely on other locals for help while a local filling station undergoes repairs.

The petrol and diesel pumps in Mallaig went down almost two weeks ago due to a problem with its underground pipes, which now need to be replaced by a specialist.

The situation has left residents in Mallaig with no choice but to drive the more than 65 km distance to Fort William to fill their cars - a round trip of around two hours.

Bosses at the Mallaig filling station posted a notice on April 25 advising that they had temporarily ceased trading due to the problem.