An LED sign placed on the route to Wightlink’s Fishbourne ferry caught the eye of many Islanders this week.
As you can see from the photo – shared with us by Simon Wratten – whoever was programmming the sign didn’t seem to know the Island very well.
Instead of inputting the company name as ‘Wightlink’, they spelled it ‘Whitelink’.
An Island Roads sub-contractor
OnTheWight got in touch with Wightlink to find out how such a major error could have been made.
A spokesperson told OnTheWight,
“Wightlink has partnered with Island Roads to inform drivers about delays with the new LED signs at Fishbourne.
“Island Roads asked its sub-contractor to correct the time which had been shown inaccurately on the sign.
“While this was being done, he decided to display the company’s name rather than leave a blank screen but unfortunately, he misspelled Wightlink.
“Island Roads rectified the error and have apologised to Wightlink.”