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SMO Gifted Car by Calor Gas

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig have taken possession of a new seven-seater Mazda CX-7 this week gifted by Calor Scotland, a company which has close links with the College. The car runs on LPG and will help meet the College’s aims to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20% before 2015, as outlined in its Carbon Reduction Plan. As LPG is 40% cheaper than petrol it will also be more cost-effective to run.

LPG vehicles give out far lower harmful emissions than vehicles using traditional fuels making it the cleaner, greener option and the new SMO car will join 160,000 other vehicles in the UK already running on LPG.

Alistair Todd, Area Cylinder Manager for Calor Scotland, commented “We are particularly pleased to continue with our long running support for the college which does so much to support the Skye and wider Highland economy. Our business in Scotland relies upon a successful and growing Highlands so we see this support as an important way in which we can indirectly help our customers.”

SMO Director of Development Fundraising and the Arts’, Donnie Munro said “We at SMO are both delighted and extremely grateful to take delivery of this Calor Scotland sponsored people carrier which will be immensely useful to both staff and students. What is particularly pleasing also is that this represents a further strengthening of the productive relationship we have enjoyed with Calor Scotland over the last 10 years and which both parties are committed to developing further in future years.”

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