Sat nav led Hull removal men astray

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A pair of removal men from Hull saw more of the Scottish scenery than they planned after their sat nav sent them via Gourock to Campbeltown as the quickest route.

On arrival in the ferry port, Mark Tennant was surprised to find there was not a bridge across the Firth of Clyde.

Mr Tennant’s satellite navigation had taken no heed of the £62 charge for a commercial panel van on the ferry from Gourock to Dunoon.

There would have been a further charge for the Portavadie to Tarbert ferry, which Mr Tennant said was outside his budget.

Mr Tennant and his co-driver Craig Bridgeman had left the English east coast port at 2am to collect former carer Jill Skellorn and furniture from her Longrow South flat.

The pair reversed their steps from Gourock and drove round on the A82 and A83 to arrive after nearly 12 hours on the road.

After 15 years in the Wee Toon, Ms Skellorn has put her flat on the market and returned to her native Hull to care for her 95-year-old father.

Tiger Removals Mark Tennant, client Jill Skellhorn and Carl Bridgeman. 25_c52tiger01_Jill_Skellorn