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CalMac's most popular ferry routes in 2017 have been revealed..

The Mallaig to Armadale crossing (285,483 passengers) proved more popular than Ullapool to Stornoway (275,737 passengers).  The statistics also showed that the Skye/Mallaig route was the most popular crossing for coaches across Scotland.

Kate Forbes MSP said: "Mallaig to Armadale figures were up by 10 per cent compared to the fateful summer of 2016. Importantly that means that visitors will be travelling through the Sleat peninsula, where communities have worked long and hard to build up a viable industry.

"In the midst of the important debates about ferries and not least the importance of the MV Coruisk to the Armadale-Mallaig crossing, it's important to celebrate the huge contribution that RET has made to the island economies."


2017 most popular CalMac routes by passengers:

1. Ardrossan to Brodick: 844,198

2. Largs to Cumbrae Slip: 745, 619
3. Wemyss Bay to Rothesay: 713,906
4. Oban to Craignure: 670,248
5. Mallaig to Armadale: 285,483
6. Ullapool to Stornoway: 275,737
7. Fionnphort to Iona: 250,311
8. Colintraive to Rhubodach: 216,204
9. Kennacraig to Islay: 214,334
10. Uig to Tarbert/Lochmaddy: 195,752
11. Fishnish to Lochaline: 103,443
12. Tarbert Loch Fyne to Portavadie: 85,700
13. Sconser to Raasay: 81,988
14. Berneray to Leverburgh: 68,415
15. Tayinloan to Gigha: 68,025
16. Claonaig to Lochranza: 67,236
17. Ardmhor Barra to Eriskay: 59,887
18. Oban to Coll/Tiree: 58,717
19. Tobermory to Kilchoan: 49,635
20. Oban to Castlebay/Lochboisdale: 47,235
21. Mallaig to Eigg/Muck/Rum/Canna: 30,486
22. Mallaig to Lochboisdale: 27,612
23. Oban to Lismore: 25,971
24. Kennacraig to Islay/Colonsay/Oban: 22,222
25. Oban to Colonsay: 13,415
26. Ardrossan to Campbeltown 9,995
27. Oban to Coll/Tiree/Castlebay: 5,382

2017 most popular CalMac routes by coach numbers:

1. Mallaig to Armadale: 2,337
2. Colintraive to Rhubodach: 2,148
3. Oban to Craignure: 2,041
4. Largs to Cumbrae Slip: 841
5. Wemyss Bay to Rothesay: 771
6. Ardrossan to Brodick: 594
7. Ullapool to Stornoway: 437
8. Kennacraig to Islay: 388
9. Fishnish to Lochaline: 359
10. Uig to Tarbert/Lochmaddy: 358
11. Berneray to Leverburgh: 155
12. Ardmhor (Barra) to Eriskay: 148
13. Claonaig to Lochranza: 78
14. Oban to Castlebay/Lochboisdale: 71
15. Tarbert Loch Fyne to Portavadie: 47
16. Mallaig to Lochboisdale: 26
17. Oban to Lismore: 22
18. Tayinloan to Gigha: 19
19. Sconser to Raasay: 18
20. Fionnphort to Iona: 16
21. Kennacraig to Islay/Colonsay/Oban: 11
21. Oban to Coll/Tiree: 11
23. Tobermory to Kilchoan: 9
24. Ardrossan to Campbeltown: 7
25. Oban to Colonsay: 4
26. Mallaig to Eigg/Muck/Rum/Canna: 0
26. Oban to Coll/Tiree/Castlebay: 0

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