Ferry sailings between Oban and Lochboisdale could be introduced this winter, with consultations also being held for the summer 2017 timetable.
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant said she is pleased that CalMac has been consulting on the possibility of such sailings.
Mrs Grant raised the matter with CalMac after being approached by a number of constituents from the Uists who wanted to see some sailings re-introduced on the route, primarily for the transportation of livestock.
She said: “The introduction of all year round sailings from Lochboisdale to Mallaig were long fought for and very welcome when they were introduced, as too were the increased sailings between Barra and Oban. This however had a knock on impact on the Lochboisdale to Oban route and left people very frustrated that what they had gained in the one hand was taken away from them in the other.”
She added: “I raised the matter with CalMac and am pleased that they have listened to the views of many people in the community and are consulting on this.
“I very much hope this will lead to some services being re-introduced on the Lochboisdale to Oban route. The Uists were beginning to become very inaccessible with flights being reduced and then losing this sailing. We need to reverse this and make the area as accessible as possible for the travelling public.”