Additional ferry sailings will begin to be introduced from next week on CalMac’s west coast network.
Transport Scotland, the Scottish Government’s transport arm, has confirmed that new timetables will come into force on July 1.
Tourism is preparing to reopen in mid-July allowing people the freedom to travel long distances within Scotland and stay several nights away from home. For the next four weeks, only islanders in the new extended household category can use ferries for non-essential reasons.
Adults who live alone and single parents can travel by sea routes between the islands and the mainland to join up with another household.