Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed today’s Scottish Government announcement that work is underway to procure two new ferries for the CalMac fleet.
Cllr Uisdean Robertson, Chair of the Comhairle’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said: “The Comhairle, and many other local and community groups have been calling for much needed additional capacity and resilience in the CalMac fleet so today’s announcement will be welcomed throughout the Islands.
Our communities deserve better ferry services than we have been getting and this is a major step forward, one that I hope can be built on in the development of lifeline Island travel services. We look forward to discussing with the Scottish Government, agencies and our communities further improvements that can be made to ferry services including timetabling.
We would take this opportunity to thank the Minister, Transport Scotland and CMAL for listening to the case we have made.”