Taxpayers paid more than £8million more to run ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne last year, it has emerged.
A ferry damaged after hitting the pier in Stornoway has docked in Aberdeen for repairs.
The latest episode in a long string of disruption on the Cal Mac ferry service has led to community leaders calling for better measures to be put in place, with the ferry company’s own advisory board calling for a more sustainable long-term solution.
24 hours after fanfare of £3.5m ringfenced ferry fund, Calmac to hand back £6m to Scottish Government – because last year went well
Ferry firm CalMac is to return more than £6million of its subsidy to the Scottish Government - just as £3.5m extra funding was announced to help them recover from a summer of embarrassing setbacks on its lifeline services.
SNP ministers have paved the way for a “Caledonian MacTrain” takeover of the nation’s railways by Scotland’s largest ferry operator.
A whisky trail incorporating three Hebridean islands and four distilleries is set to launch later this month in a welcome boost to the local economy.
A dozen massive modules that will allow work on a new water treatment plant to go ahead have arrived in the islands.
There were mixed fortunes for a trio of Scots swimmers attempting to become the first to conquer the Minch, as two were forced to abandon the challenge within sight of the finishing line - but one succeeding.
Two Spanish tourists were struck by falling debris in Inverness city centre as Storm Hector swept across the north with a bang yesterday.
Ferry bosses have confirmed an interest in launching a "Caledonian MacTrain" bid to run Scotland’s railways – minutes after apologising to customers for service chaos.
Thousands of tourists to the Scottish islands face travel chaos as Caledonian MacBrayne confirmed it will not resume normal services until the beginning of June.
An island ferry that served the Oban to Lismore route for much of its service has sailed for the final time after more than 40 years on the open water.
More than 1,700 pupils began the working week off school as overnight snow showers caused disruption across the north.
Scotland’s biggest ferry company is to ban plastic straws from its ships following a plea from Glasgow schoolchildren.
The boss of publicly-owned ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) is leaving the business for a new role heading up an organisation helping some of the most vulnerable young people and their families across Scotland.
The boss of publicly-owned ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne has said he is staying on, just months after announcing he would quit at the end of March.
The managing director of CalMac Ferries Ltd and chief executive of its parent company David MacBrayne Ltd is to step down from the roles at the end of next March.
Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne is launching new routes among other amendments to its winter timetable.
Western Isles Council will pay Scottish Citylink to lay on an extra bus in a bid to avoid Stornoway ferry passengers being stranded on the mainland.
A Highland MP has condemned the "shambles" that has arisen from a decision to take a "tried and tested" vessel off the Mallaig-Armadale ferry route.
People in Barra have been missing their chips with fish suppers because of a major ferry breakdown.
Residents on a Hebridean island face a 400-mile round trip to get bottled gas - because the new ferry is unable to carry cylinders.
It was only days after Martin Dorchester started his new job at Calmac-owner David MacBrayne that the ferry operator lost out on a significant chunk of its business.
Caledonian MacBrayne aims to save £450,000 on fuel and cut carbon emissions by 1,800 tonnes thanks to a new fuel monitoring system.
State-owned ferry firm Caledonian MacBrayne has paid more than £300,000 to customers affected by cancelled sailings.
Caledonian MacBrayne says it is working to get timetables back to normal after tomorrow's strike was called off.
Fresh strike action could further disrupt ferry services to the islands on Friday next week.
Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) ferry services to and from the Scottish islands support total turnover of £270million at companies around the country, a new report says.
Ten young people are finding their sea legs on board their first ships as part of Caledonian MacBrayne’s trainee programme.
A Western Isles guest house operator is offering £100 worth of shopping vouchers to the islander who correctly guesses when the new Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway will start.
Ferry passengers could face cancellations, delays or disruption to services tomorrow due to bad weather.
The much delayed new £42 million ferry for the main service to the Outer Hebrides finally sailed from its German shipyard yesterday.