Additional CalMac sailings
Additional sailings will operate on ferry routes to Skye and between North Uist and Harris to help support local communities.
An extra 153 services will sail between Mallaig and Armadale from the 2nd – 26th March. They are being introduced on a trial basis for the next three years to support local efforts to extend the tourist season.
An additional 43 sailings will run between Berneray and Leverburgh from June to August to provide additional capacity in peak summer. They will be added to the timetable this summer on a permanent basis. The aim is also to provide more economic and social benefit for local people and businesses.
Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse said:
“I am very pleased to announce these additional services for two key routes on the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services network.
“They will help support communities on Skye, Harris and North Uist by giving local people, visitors and businesses more options on when and how to use these ferry links.
“The extra sailings have been added following consultation with community councils and local elected representatives, including both communities’ constituency MSPs, the Sleat Transport Forum and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, so I hope they will be welcomed by all involved.
“This announcement underlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to ensuring our islands thrive and are supported by good transport links. ”