CalMac must pro­vide Is­lay back-up ferry

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, The re­cent prob­lems with ferry sail­ings from Ken­nacraig to Is­lay high­light the need for a back-up ferry on this run dur­ing the busy pe­ri­ods.

This time of year is when we need a re­li­able ferry ser­vice the most, for lo­cals and tourists alike.

Along with the re­cent dis­rup­tions to the Jura ferry ser­vice, the prob­lems with ferry sail­ings will in­evitably cause fur­ther hard­ship for our is­land busi­nesses that have to make the most of the tourist sea­son in or­der to make it through the qui­eter win­ter months.

A big thanks must go out to the hard-work­ing, front-line CalMac staff, who did a fan­tas­tic job of help­ing and sup­port­ing all the pas­sen­gers who were af­fected by the dis­rup­tions.

As a coun­cil­lor, I will con­tinue to press CalMac for a back-up ves­sel for the Is­lay run. Coun­cil­lor Alas­tair Red­man, Is­lay.

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