Engine problems have hit the ferry to be used on the first Sunday sailing from the mainland to Lewis in the Western Isles.
The MV Isle of Lewis runs the route from Ullapool to Stornoway.
It was reported to have limped into Stornoway harbour and engineers were working on resolving the problem.
Operator Caledonian MacBrayne was expected to make a decision on the vessel and any alternative arrangements for the route later.
The problem comes on one of the busiest days of the week for the service.
Also, music fans have been heading for the islands for the Hebridean Celtic Festival.
Just here would be the obvious place to insert a gag, giving a character the made up name of some God-bothering anti-Sunday-ferry activist on the island and have him declaim, in public, that the engine trouble is the work of God, but honestly, its too obvious even for me.
Mind you, some God botherer is probably muttering something along those lines sotto voce, but doesn't want to get caught out when the ferry engine gets fixed.
But, thunderbolts! Plagues of locust! The waitress in the ferry bar turning to a piller of salt!
Now, those are signs of God's wrath that the anti-ferry group could work with!
Inside: Breaking news...I was wrong.Apparently there are God-botherers that dumb:http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Breakdown-of-Sabbath-ferry-is.5471947.jp