Saturday, January 18, 2020
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MP Ian Blackford (third right) with Forum members


Sleat Community Council's campaigning Transport Forum has now been nationally recognised.

The local group which has fought so hard to see that Skye once again gets a robust and reliable ferry service has now been short-listed in this year's Scottish Rural Parliament's 'Rural Innovators Awards for Community Councils'.

It's almost a year since the Scottish Government and CalMac announced major changes to this summer's ferry services which included the re-deployment of the MV Coruisk to Oban. The campaign to restore normal service goes on after a summer of chaos on the Mallaig-Armadale..

Earlier this year the SCC submitted a nomination for the Award, which ironically is backed not only by the Scottish Government but also Calmac itself.

They highlighted the campaign that the community has taken to stand-up for the right to continue to have a robust and reliable ferry service that is a key economic driver for Sleat, Skye, Mallaig and Lochaber. It contributes so much to the area, particularly for residents, businesses and organisations and to the 300,000 customers who use the service to and from Mallaig each year.

The SCC is delighted now to have been shortlisted for this year's Awards and by clicking the link you can vote for them.

Voting is open and runs to 18th September.


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