CalMac’s Colin builds port bench

The Oban Times - - News -

FERRY pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling to and from Mal­laig can now rest on a new hand-made bench at CalMac’s port of­fice.

Colin Fisher, who has worked with CalMac for more than two years, used un­wanted tim­ber to make the bench.

Once built, he painted it in the com­pany’s colours and in­cluded the firm’s recog­nised logo.

Colin, from Mal­laig, who is keen on DIY, said: ‘ We had quite a few pal­lets at the port from var­i­ous freight de­liv­er­ies and I just thought this would be a nice thing to do with some of them.

‘It’s a good way of re­cy­cling the wood and it’s some­thing which ev­ery­one at the port can en­joy.’

Port man­ager Nancy McLean said: ‘I can’t praise Colin enough for his ef­forts and ev­ery­one agrees it is very im­pres­sive.

‘It has be­come a main fea­ture here in Mal­laig and draws a lot of at­ten­tion.’

The bench has taken pride of place at the port of­fice and is al­ready a hit with pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling to and from the Small Isles and Skye.

Colin Fisher re­cy­cled old pal­lets to make a bench.

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