Mallaig to benefit from sixth round of accessibility funding

Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse, pictured next to the MV Hebrides by CalMac. Pihotograph Copyright Chris Watt. NO F10 Paul Wheelhouse and ferry
Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse, pictured next to the MV Hebrides by CalMac. Pihotograph Copyright Chris Watt. NO F10 Paul Wheelhouse and ferry

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Mallaig Harbour is to get a new passenger shelter and wheelchairs as part of improvements to Scotland’s ferry networks.

Just over £72,000 from the Ferries Accessibility Fund will go towards a number of projects to improve accessibility onboard vessels and at ports and harbours. As well as the Mallaig Harbour project, Changing Places facilities will be introduced on board the MV Hebrides and stair evacuation equipment will be upgraded on NorthLink ferries.

Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse said: ‘I’m particularly pleased to see Changing Places facilities being installed on board the MV Hebrides by CalMac which services the route between Uig on the lsle of Skye to Lochmaddy and Tarbert in the Western Isles.

‘Our ferry operators already have strict standards to meet when it comes to accessibility but the projects backed by this fund will help them go further. I look forward to seeing these new facilities being used by passengers.’