Councillor John Gordon, said the people of the Highlands have been represented and listened to.
Raasay Community Council says it has a written assurance from CalMac that the MV Hallaig should be serving Raasay rather than being designated as the ‘relief vessel’ for the Lochaline to Mull run.
The agreed community asset transfer to the Raasay Development Trust involves a 99-year lease.
The news came as Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell announced £25 million funding for projects across Scotland – of which Raasay will receive £442,858.
The Highland Council has been allocated £3,034,703 of Highland Coastal Communities Funding for the Highland regions – of which £462,032 is allocated for distribution within the Lochaber area while Skye and Rassay will get £505,492.
The total population of the Highland Council islands is 10,349 of which 10,008 live on Skye. Apart from Skye the most populous islands are Raasay (161), Eigg (83), Muck (27), Rum (22) and Canna (12).