Calmac listen to concerns of local businesses

Isles Parliamentarians Alasdair Allan MSP and Angus MacNeil MP have welcomed the decision taken by Caledonian MacBrayne to maintain the same timetable on the Stornoway-Ullapool freight ferry MV Clipper Ranger.

Concern was raised from local businesses that the Clipper Ranger timetable was to change with a planned departure time of 9pm.

Angus MacNeil MP said: “I am glad that CalMac have listened to the views of local businesses who quietly raised concerns with me that changes to the timetable would have a detrimental impact on their business.

“When issues arise, we are often quick to criticise CalMac, and I include myself in this statement. It is important to acknowledge CalMac when they listen to the views of local companies.”

Alasdair Allan MSP added: “I am pleased that CalMac have responded to calls from Angus and myself, among others, to ensure that the timetable suits the needs of local businesses, and that they have been flexible enough to get this matter resolved quickly.”