Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne has unveiled its winter timetable except for the troubled Mallaig – Armadale route.

In a press release the company have given plenty of detail about new routes being launched and other amendments to their service for the coming months.

However as far as the Skye route is concerned their own comment in the statement was: “Ongoing discussions with the Sleat Transport Forum mean winter sailings on the Mallaig Armadale route have still to be finalised.”

Overall there are more than a dozen changes made to the timetable for 2016/17 after feedback on proposals from communities.

Commenting on the overall changes, CalMac's operations director, Drew Collie, did say: "As always balancing the timetable needs of the communities we serve is always a challenge within the resources that we have, but we have tried where possible to take into account community views to provide the type of services that will best suit their needs,”

Details of the amended timetables can be found at www.calmac.co.uk/calmac-winter-timetables