The Corran Ferry is the busiest single vessel route in Scotland, providing a lifeline service to the remote communities of Ardnamurchan, Morvern and Mull.
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The study is intended to highlight the importance of the ferry to the communities previously mentioned in part through testing the implications of hypothetical scenario where the service discontinued.
The committee agreed all recommendations in the report and next steps will include the Corran Ferry project seeking to procure a naval architect early next year to establish a statement of requirement specification and design for the two new vessels.
The findings of the two-vessel option will be taken back to the council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee seeking approval early next year.
Lochaber councillor Allan Henderson says doing nothing about the Corran Ferry is not an option.
‘You only need to ‘Google’ electric ferries to see how common they are becoming in Norway, Canada etc. It seems an obvious choice for a short trip ferry in a carbon neutral Highlands,’ said Councillor Ben Thompson.
The feasibility study has now concluded that a bridge or tunnel is a viable proposition from an engineering, planning and economic perspective that deserves more detailed examination and costing.