Caledonian MacBrayne

Caledonian MacBrayne

CalMac pick up stranded passengers eventually

HUNDREDS of festival goers left stranded on an island when a ferry broke down have finally made it back to the mainland.

Salmond fury at ferry fares claim

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond has been accused of "bribing" SNP-supporting islanders with ferry fare concessions while prices rise elsewhere.

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Double whammy for ferry passengers

FERRY passengers will be hit with a double fares increase this year to save Caledonian MacBrayne sailings from being axed due to spending cuts.

CalMac boss quits in £13k expenses row

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.

CalMac ferries are 'vulnerable'

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.

CalMac could take on Barra air link

THE company which owns the Caledonian MacBrayne fleet of ships may diversify into aircraft to safeguard a lifeline air service to Barra.

'Time right to pass on baton' says CalMac chief Sinclair

THE man at the helm of ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne through some of its most turbulent times is to retire this year.

First challenge to CalMac in 40 years

A FERRY war was declared yesterday on services to the holiday island of Arran.

Europe rules CalMac subsidy for lifeline routes is within law

THE funding of Scotland's lifeline ferry services has not breached European law, an investigation has found.

Skipper is suspended after CalMac ferry almost runs aground

A FERRY captain has been suspended after his vessel had a near miss and nearly grounded with 15 passengers on board.

CalMac's new timetable adds services and extends sailings

NEW sailings and timetable changes have been announced by west coast ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne for 16 of its routes from next month.

Breakdown of Sabbath ferry is 'act of God'

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

Sabbath ferry campaigners attacked by own spokesman

A FORMER spokesman for campaigners against Sunday ferries to Lewis has accused them of gross mismanagement.

CalMac hoping for smooth sailing with Sunday service

FERRY operator Caledonian MacBrayne will breach the last bastion of Sabbatarianism in the Outer Hebrides this weekend with its first Sunday sailing from Lewis.

Islanders take the initiative to launch cheaper ferry service

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.

CalMac ferry time changes spark anger

CALEDONIAN Macbrayne has been criticised for timetable changes to the busiest ferry to the Hebrides.

Ferry cash put in EC spotlight

THE European Commission has launched an inquiry into government subsidies paid to Scotland's ferry companies.

Sunday ferry services on hold

CALEDONIAN MacBrayne, the ferry operator, yesterday deferred again a decision on launching Sunday sailings.

D-Day for Sunday sailings to Lewis

A PLAN for Sunday ferry sailings to Lewis goes before the board of Caledonian MacBrayne today.

Ferry firm defers decision on island's Sunday service

THE ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has deferred a decision on possible Sunday sailings to Lewis.

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