West coast ferry services are due to return to normal for most islands after a week of chaos and disruption.
MV Loch Seaforth
Caledonian MacBrayne was four ships short today - including its newest vessel that was just back from a refit - causing cancellations and disruption in parts of the Western Isles.
Ferry operator CalMac has started its winter maintenance programme.
The largest ferry in the west coast fleet, which plies the route between Ullapool and Stornoway, has been bought on behalf of the Scottish Government.
Clocks may have only just ticked over to signify the start of spring but a north community is already thinking ahead to how it can wow the crowd this winter time, by seeking to gain funding from the National Lottery’s People Projects.
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.
A ferry damaged after hitting the pier in Stornoway has docked in Aberdeen for repairs.
CalMac has launched a probe after its £43million flagship ferry with more than 250 people onboard collided with a pier.
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.
A prospective Labour Party MP has accused the Scottish Government of “complacency” over its dealings with the “crisis” affecting CalMac’s Hebridean routes.
CalMac ferry breakdown triggers renewed calls for Emergency Towing Vessel to be stationed at Stornoway
The breakdown of a CalMac ferry in the Minch has triggered renewed calls for an Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) to be stationed at Stornoway.
The MV Loch Seaforth turned back to Stornoway harbour after a medical emergency involving a baby.
Fears have been raised about capacity on the busiest ferry route serving the Western Isles.
A year after it began taking its first passengers, the new £42m hi-tech ferry for the main Outer Hebrides route has been unable to get its wi-fi to work.
The Stornoway ferry, MV Loch Seaforth, had to turn back to Ullapool after a medical emergency on board on Saturday night.
Two new large ferries earmarked for west coast routes are to be built on the Clyde.
The operators of the new £42m ferry for the main Outer Hebrides route claim that it did not suffer a breakdown - despite passengers having to switch ships and arrive at their destination six hours late.
The Western Isles economy is expected to get a £1million boost with extra ferry sailings this summer.
The new £42 million ferry for the Western Isles - which was claimed to be so technically advanced that it would have few if any breakdowns - has broken down.
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.
A new £42million superferry to serve the Western Isles does not have a bar, stunned islanders have learned.
A new £42million Stornoway ferry that has been delayed in arriving pending pier improvement work is finally earmarked to take up commercial services.
The much delayed new £42 million ferry for the main service to the Outer Hebrides finally sailed from its German shipyard yesterday.