Thanks for replies - both posted and PMed (for future record, info in the PM was to seek out the fishermen's supply)
I had been hoping to avoid having to apply for a Council fuel key/card for the Eilean Siar but if it has to be done, best t'were done in time.
Random thoughts to points in your replies above:
I'm reasonably familiar with the area south of Ardnamurchan, including the Inner Hebrides but still good to get contacts and ideas. I have fond (not) memories of handballing petrol drums on Jura and Islay. I've topped off petrol reserves in Tobermory previously too. I don't begrudge an alongside supplier a whean* of extra pounds for the convenience.
Fishing boats here are all supplied by roadtanker. We're an inbetween size - too big for cans but a bit mickey mouse for a tanker call out. Upside is our range is good so I hope to do a bit of topping off wherever I can get easy access to fuel.
Another question occurs - what's the situation on the ground as regards diesel types/rebates etc.? (I've not bought boat diesel in the UK before)
We have a cabin (which might contain a heater
). The boat is obviously on a pleasure trip. Someone might talk me through the purchase procedure - by PM is there's any hooky advice going...
GuyC - end of May? Yeah, that's the time for the Isles, that and up to the solstice. Keep a weather eye out for a couple of Irish lads flying a RIBnet burgee.
* an amount slightly smaller than a "lock"