MP’s anger over Lochaline ferry crossing situation

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Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has urged the Scottish Government to ‘get a grip’ on continuing problems facing residents and businesses who are dependent on ferries.

Mr Cameron renewed his call for action following news that ferry operator CalMac is proposing to remove vehicles for up to eight weeks on the Lochaline-Mull route, an announcement which has caused consternation among those who rely on the service. It is understood residents may face a detour of 80 miles as a result.

Mr Cameron said: ‘The Lochaline crossing has long been an alternative ferry route to and from Mull used by locals and visitors and even a temporary closure to vehicles will have significant consequences.’