HUNDREDS of festival goers left stranded on an island when a ferry broke down have finally made it back to the mainland.
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond has been accused of "bribing" SNP-supporting islanders with ferry fare concessions while prices rise elsewhere.
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FERRY passengers will be hit with a double fares increase this year to save Caledonian MacBrayne sailings from being axed due to spending cuts.
A SENIOR executive at the CalMac ferry company has resigned after Scotland on Sunday revealed he had been forced to repay nearly £13,000 in expenses.
SCOTLAND'S largest ferry network – operated by the state-owned Caledonian MacBrayne remains – "vulnerable" to cherry-picking. Economics professor Neil Kay, of the University of Strathclyde, said Scottish Government policy did not protect routes from private firms choosing the best ones.
THE company which owns the Caledonian MacBrayne fleet of ships may diversify into aircraft to safeguard a lifeline air service to Barra.
THE man at the helm of ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne through some of its most turbulent times is to retire this year.
A FERRY war was declared yesterday on services to the holiday island of Arran.
THE funding of Scotland's lifeline ferry services has not breached European law, an investigation has found.
A FERRY captain has been suspended after his vessel had a near miss and nearly grounded with 15 passengers on board.
NEW sailings and timetable changes have been announced by west coast ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne for 16 of its routes from next month.
DIVINE intervention or mechanical meltdown? The vessel due to make the historic first regular Sunday crossing between the mainland and Lewis has hit troubled waters
A FORMER spokesman for campaigners against Sunday ferries to Lewis has accused them of gross mismanagement.
FERRY operator Caledonian MacBrayne will breach the last bastion of Sabbatarianism in the Outer Hebrides this weekend with its first Sunday sailing from Lewis.
THE Scottish Government has been presented with plans for a new ferry service between South Uist and the mainland to replace a crossing run by the state-owned Caledonian MacBrayne.
CALEDONIAN Macbrayne has been criticised for timetable changes to the busiest ferry to the Hebrides.
THE European Commission has launched an inquiry into government subsidies paid to Scotland's ferry companies.
CALEDONIAN MacBrayne, the ferry operator, yesterday deferred again a decision on launching Sunday sailings.
A PLAN for Sunday ferry sailings to Lewis goes before the board of Caledonian MacBrayne today.
THE ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has deferred a decision on possible Sunday sailings to Lewis.