Cal Mac to consult over Sunday Harris service

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Cal Mac has commenced consultations in Tarbert over the introduction of a Sunday service into the port, the only Western Isles entry point without a seven day passenger service.

There were two scheduled Sunday sailings from Uig in Skye into Tarbert over Christmas and New Year to avoid potential backlogs created by a three day weekend.

The consultation is for winter sailings only, and via Lochmaddy on North Uist each time.

At the moment the carry ferry, Hebrides sails empty from Tarbert each Sunday to service the route between Lochmaddy and Uig. Now, Cal Mac want to carry passengers and vehicles as well.

Opinion in Harris is said to be divided on the issue.