CalMac must provide Islay back-up ferry
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.