Easdale ferry has it covered

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Easdale ferry has it covered in the event of an emergency

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Concerns have been raised over emergency cover for Easdale ferry.

People on the island have questioned what arrangements would be in place if emergency struck and they needed to get off in a hurry out of usual ferry service hours when a number of ferrymen live away from Easdale.

But Seil and Easdale Community Council was reassured there is always one ferryman on the island, and at least one person qualified to do the ropes so emergency cover is always on hand.

The ferrymen are notified at the same time as the emergency services so should be able to get there in plenty of time if needed, the meeting heard.

Other news from Easdale is that its 2021  RIB Rendezvous in May has officially been cancelled.

Many RIB enthusiasts who had booked accommodation for the 2020 event had already rolled their booking on to this year after Covid called it off.

Crafters and makers across Easdale and Seil are being invited to sell their homemade goods in the Seafari village shop at Ellenabeich when it reopens its doors soon.

Kilbrandon and Kilchattan Church is looking for a new treasurer who has a couple of hours to spare each week – admin and or bookkeeping experience would be an advantage. Interested? Contact Denise McLean by emailing mcleandenise725@gmail.com

After the Easter holidays, youngsters are due to return to Easdale Primary School after a major electrical fault means classes had to be re-located to other nurseries in the area and the older children shifted lessons to Seil Island Hall.