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Investment vital to improve ferry route

FURTHER investment and ongoing communication are being sought by stakeholders to improve a ferry route near Skye.

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) is currently holding public meetings regarding the design and build of the new dual fuel vessel for the Uig triangle route and to discuss Uig, Tarbert and Lochmaddy harbours.

According to Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan and Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch MSP Kate Forbes, concerns over investment and communication were raised by community groups and businesses at the meetings. In past years, significant service disruption on the Uig triangle has been attributed to the pier’s alignment, prompting the pair to write jointly to CMAL to urge increased investment in Uig pier.

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