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Caithness News Bulletins February 2005
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NEW MOBILES FOR HIGHLAND LIBRARIES
These specially commissioned mobiles have been designed largely by Highland Libraries' knowledgeable and experienced mobile library drivers and were built by Nu-track of Northern Ireland, on Mercedes chassis.
The purpose-built vehicles will replace existing mobiles that have serviced the communities of Nairn, Lochcarron, Invergordon and Caithness for over ten years covering many hundreds of thousands of miles. During this period, the retiring vans will have issued approximately 1.6million items and served nearly 2,000 people on a regular basis each year.
Councillor Drew Miller, Vice Chairman of
The Highland Council's Education, Culture and Sport Committee said: "I am
delighted that we are investing in the front-line delivery of our library
service. These four new mobile libraries are part of a fleet of twelve
vans which issue
Over the last two years the Council's
mobile drivers have been encouraged to comment on and make suggestions for
the new mobiles
The new mobiles have everything for both
driver and reader requirements including the kitchen sink. Features
included in the vans include acutely angled shelves to stop books falling
off on the twisting Highland roads, laptop computers, improved lighting,
Willie MacPherson, Highland Council's
Fleet and Maintenance Manager said: "With this vastly enhanced and robust
design, accessibility to
Highland Council's Life Long Learning Manager, Christopher Phillips said: "I am very impressed with the workmanship and sound engineering of our new libraries. They will be very welcome within their communities."