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Caledonian MacBrayne has announced a string of weather-related cancellations on its Ullapool-Stornoway ferry later this week.
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Staff at CalMac are celebrating after the ferry operator won an award for its community work.
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Operators of tours to Scotland's islands fear they will go to the wall after the Calmac ferry company, owned by the Scottish government, withdrew its discounted rates. Calmac usually reduces ticket prices by about 10 per cent for companies that regularly take parties of tourists on board its ships.
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Community groups, businesses and islanders have today (Wednesday) called on the Scottish Government to 'stop dithering' and buy an environmentally-friendly catamaran to curb congestion on the ferry route to and from Mull and Iona.

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People on Mull are urging the Scottish Government to snap up a new ferry currently under construction in Indonesia.
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A Holyrood probe says shipyard bosses, ministers and government agencies are all to blame for spiralling costs and delays.
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CALMAC has become the first ferry operator in the UK to receive a top industry verification for its infection risk management work.
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People living in some of the UK's most remote and isolated communities are furious after their 'lifeline' ferry company told them it was hiking charges for freight by 300%.
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Major plans to replace more than half the ageing CalMac fleet over the next ten years include wider vessels because cars have got bigger.
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Strong winds are expected to batter coastal communities in the Minch and Moray Firth tonight, the Met Office has warned after issuing a yellow alert.
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Unions say CalMac staff deserve more than a 0.5% rise in recognition of their efforts during the Covid pandemic.
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A CalMac ferry has been taken out of service after three crew members tested positive for Covid-19.
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Ferry crews are to vote on possible strike action following the collapse of wage negotiations at west coast ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne.
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Jobs at a Greenock maritime firm which lost out on £25m worth of CalMac ferry maintenance work will become 'precarious' if two other contracts also go elsewhere, the leader of Inverclyde Council has warned.
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Ferry users have joined forces to condemn the design of the nation's lifeline ferries saying they are too big for the islands they serve and are overburdening the taxpayer.

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Ferguson Marine are taking on platers as work steps up on the unfinished CalMac ferries.

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'Deteriorating' weather conditions in the north and north-east have resulted in Sepa flood warnings, a Met Office yellow warning and the cancellation of CalMac ferry services to the Western Isles.
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The annual refit of the Mull ferry will go ahead in Liverpool next month, despite the city being in highest lockdown category in England. The planned maintenance is to be carried out at the Cammell Laird drydock yard on Merseyside, where the Scottish Government has had a repair contract for the CalMac fleet for many years.
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The loss of visitors and reduced ferry capacity to Arran could have long-term effects, a study suggests.
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Worth more than £15m, the work will help towards the completion of the two over budget boats.
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Ferry passengers in Wester Ross are being urged to book in advance as much as possible amid continuing Covid-19 safety measures.
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Poor weather conditions could cause some disruption to CalMac sailings to and from the Outer Hebrides today (Saturday, September 12).
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The dramatic moment the Arran ferry swung into Ardrossan harbour this morning against strong winds was captured on video.

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Ferry passengers will be able to book sailings for October onwards with the launch of CalMacs winter timetable this week.
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The Ardrossan to Brodick ferry ensured that passengers who were stranded on Arran last night following the Waverley crash were taken safely back to the mainland.

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An online poll has been launched by Uist and Barra Independent Councillors to get local community feedback on options to change the Lochboisdale to Mallaig ferry timetable to enable rail connections in Mallaig.
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The Gourock-based port and ferry operator took on the running of the facility in July 2018.
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Perth Harbour: Perth Harbour, looking north east, with wagons by the quayside. To reach the quayside the train would have reversed just to the north at Shore Road. The works with the chimney beyond has since been demolished and replaced by new warehousing.
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Perth Harbour: Perth Harbour - this harbour is still busy and there are proposals to re-build the short branch to it.
Ewan Crawford //1988

West coast ferry operator CalMac is making some 'significant' fleet improvements during this year's dry docking maintenance programme.
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The plea to campervan and caravan holidaymakers comes after earlier pleas were ignored by some.
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West coast ferry operator CalMac has scored highly with its customers for its response to the Covid crisis.
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Day trips to Cumbrae had to be stopped on two occasion due to the huge number of passengers.
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Plans to improve Troon Harbour have been agreed - but the port will still just be a back up during improvement works in Ardrossan.

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Day trips to Cumbrae were temporarily stopped and crowds at Cairngorms lochs amid warm weather.
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There are concerns that the reduced number of ferry passengers will damage Arran's summer tourism industry.
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The relaxation from 2m after appropriate mitigation measures have been implemented will increase capacity on ferries where space has been severely restricted.
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Ferry operator CalMac's website briefly crashed this morning amid reports of a surge in traffic.
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Staff at CalMac's Gourock nerve centre have been praised for adjusting 'ferry' well to the choppy waters brought by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne has now turned away more than 270 passengers trying to break lockdown to reach west coast islands.
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An emergency pandemic ferry timetable is set to remain in force for at least another two months, after CalMac pushed its end date back to July 15.
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CalMac has been forced to abandon its apprenticeship programme due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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West coast ferry operator CalMac is introducing an 'Essential Lifeline Timetable' from tomorrow (Friday, March 27) as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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CalMac is stop taking bookings on all ferries before July 15 in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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Ferry bosses have warned that further delays to two new vessels being introduced to Scottish waters is contributing to 'major disruption' for islanders.

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The recent storms have delayed plans to replace the linkspan at Tiree's Ferry Terminal.
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The cost of completing two delayed CalMac ferries has more than doubled, the Scottish government has revealed.
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