Sleat Community Trust have stepped up a gear to improve transportation links in the area.

For they have set up a new book a taxi initiative allowing locals to take a ride...for only half price.

How does it work?

Call 01471 844249 at least 24 hours in advance of your required taxi booking time. This allows staff plenty of time to arrange your taxi and to ensure a company is available at the required booking time. Booking's made less than 24 hours in advance will not be taken other than in exceptional circumstances.

Be clear about your required taxi time, location for pick up and final destination.

The customer pays 50% of the meter rate to the taxi driver for any journey within Sleat or to onward travel links in Broadford or Kyle.

If the customer doesn't show up for their taxi journey then a charge is levied to the Trust. Please ensure that you cancel your booking if you are in doubt. The Trust retains the right to claim this charge back from the customer if no cancellation is made.

However the Trust do add: "Abuse of this service or non payment of taxi fares may result in the barring of the customer from this community project."

And one last sobering thought: " Sorry - can't be used for going to/from the pub"