CalMac’s biggest ferry will take 250 passengers on a poignant New Year’s Day voyage to commemorate the centenary of one of the worst maritime disasters in British history.
Shock figures have revealed that the number of CalMac ferry sailings hit by delays has more than doubled in the last decade.
Thousands of pounds worth of work is to be undertaken on two CalMac ferries to “improve the overall resilience of the fleet”.
CalMac and the Scottish Government were under fire again last night after further ferry disruption - with urder action demanded over the “shambles of island ferry services”.
Everything was in place for a fairytale island wedding, from the rings to the dress and the international guest list.
A judge has ordered an IT firm to pay £1.2 million in compensation to the holding company of CalMac Ferries over a contractual dispute involving a new ticketing system.
A north MSP has called for a ferry to be found on a short-term lease to ease the pressure on services in the Western Isles during one of the busiest tourist periods of the year.
A refit schedule for CalMac ferries has been thrown off course after one ship damaged her propellers in a drydock accident.
Gale force winds caused major disruption across the north yesterday – as forecasters predicted plummeting temperatures and snow flurries over the weekend.
The majority of CalMac ferries were also disrupted yesterday with 22 of their 27 services affected.
More than £55million is to be invested in new piers and infrastructure at three harbours serving Western Isles communities.
Urgent food supplies are being shipped to Barra on a special ferry sailing today.
A ferry company had to charter a special boat to stop a new teacher and her family from being marooned on a remote island for New Year.
CalMac Ferries’ owner David MacBrayne (DML) has revealed a slump in profits in a year in which it won a number of key contracts including its main business of running lifeline services to the Hebrides.
A cafe specialising in local produce has been opened by a co-operative in Oban.
The contest to win the £1billion contract to run life-line Hebridean ferry services heated up as finalists submitted rival bids yesterday.
Seven years after the first Sabbath-busting ferry to the religious stronghold of the Isle of Lewis, there is to be a second Sunday service on the Stornoway to Ullapool route.
Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil has won a one-way victory in a row over adding 15 minutes to the vehicle check-in on the main ferry to the isles.
An expert group tasked with scrutinising the tendering of the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services has said the initial process was "fair, open and transparent".
A 12-year campaign for a permanent ferry service between South Uist and Mallaig has finally paid off.
Talks between the two sides in the CalMac Ferries dispute were postponed yesterday. (Mon)
The island of Barra in the Western Isles has been severely hit by the ferry workers' industrial action.
Politicians made 11th-hour appeals to the RMT last night to call off the strike action.
Ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne has stopped taking bookings ahead industrial action by workers later this week.
Ferry operator CalMac has released temporary timetables ahead of a major strike action later this week.
Travellers have been offered a glimmer of hope after "constructive talks" to avert strike action on west coast ferries next week.
Details of a strike by ferry staff will be announced this week amid union calls for assurances over workers' jobs and conditions.
Caledonian MacBrayne crews are voting on whether to launch strikes in protest over changes to pensions and fears over job security.
Caledonian MacBrayne is embarking on a journey of its own this month, on a mission to find out how they can improve their lifeline services.
Ferry passengers face major disruption today after warnings of strong gales sweeping the Western Isles.
Strong winds across the north today have caused cancellations of many ferry services on the west coast.
A Labour candidate’s attack on the Scottish Government’s handling of life-line ferry services to the Western Isles has been slammed as “misguided and wrong”.