Laxey School

Laxey Primary School has advised parents not to rely on public transport after the children’s school bus didn’t turn up this week.

The school tweeted: ‘This week the public service bus which some children use at the end of the school day has been cancelled, late, and / or extra busy due to other services being cancelled. This has meant that drivers are unable to guarantee space on the bus for our children.

‘Next week, it may be prudent to consider alternative transport – the school staff cannot accept responsibility for the children beyond the end of the school day, and if buses are late or not running there will be no one to supervise them.’

LoganAir

Quick word for anyone travelling to Edinburgh (such as my dad) this week as Loganair has some advice that it may take longer than usual this week due to the Royal Highland Show.

The airline said: ‘With the build-up period starting from Mon 20 June and with a concert on the 26 June, we would ask that you give yourself extra time to travel to the airport and be aware it could also take longer than normal to exit the airport over this period.’

Meanwhile, anyone travelling to Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted, Southampton, or Heathrow, there is also a warning over rail disruptions due to strike action as RMT members seek better terms and conditions.

The airline said: ‘If your journey relies on public transport to the airport, please double-check your travel plans.’

Bag For Life

Do you live in/just love Ramsey? Well if so then the town’s commissioners have the thing for you, a tote bag. The bags can be purchased from Ramsey Town Library during normal opening hours at a cost £5 each.

Lead member for finance Juan McGuinness said: ‘Absolutely delighted with these canvas bags which will give people wishing to reduce their use of plastic bags an option that promotes the town at the same time. The artwork supplied by Visit IOM as part of their branding exercise has a nice traditional postcard feel and with this endeavour, if successful, there’s nothing to stop us refreshing the design with art from one of our many talented local artists in the years to come.’