Holy­rood blamed

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

LACK of in­vest­ment by the Scot­tish gov­ern­ment is to blame for fer­ries not run­ning on time.

That was the claim of a se­nior coun­cil­lor af­ter the MV Fin­lag­gan was de­layed at the week­end with ‘en­gine trou­ble’ be­fore be­ing re­placed by the MV Lord of the Isles.

Is­lay coun­cil­lor, Robin Cur­rie, said it caused ‘havoc’ for trav­ellers. He went on: ‘Once again we have had a break­down at one of the busiest times of the year and be­cause Holy­rood hasn’t in­vested enough in fer­ries, there isn’t a suit­able boat to re­place it.’

A CalMac spokesman apol­o­gised for any in­con­ve­nience: ‘We ap­pre­ci­ate the dis­rup­tion break­downs cause and strive to have them fixed as quickly as pos­si­ble with an al­ter­na­tive ves­sel as cover while the re­pair takes place.’

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