Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Skye MP Ian Blackford looks set to continue his campaign to ensure one of the island's main ferry services stops being a "farce."

Days after the new summer timetable for the Mallaig - Armadale route was announced the local representative made clear his feelings.

He said: "This is nothing short of a shambles, with reduced or delayed sailings as a result of predicted low tides. How can anyone be expected to plan journeys around services which may or may not run?

"There are 79 days out of the summer timetable of 206 days when the service will be subject to restrictions due to regular low tides. This of course is before we take into consideration other factors, weather, mechanical etc. that may additionally affect the service.

"Looking at April alone a total of 14 days will be subject to timetable changes.I would not call this a timetable that travellers would have confidence in, despite CalMac's claims that the service will be satisfactory.

He added: "This is a farce and I have written again to Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf asking for a meeting to further discuss this."


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