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MSPs voice anger over CalMac poor planning


MSPS ACROSS the parties have rounded on CalMac, warning of a ‘summer of discontent’ for passengers because of the ferry shortage and ‘extremely poor forward planning’.

The loss of a single major vessel, the MV Clansman, for longer repairs has caused knock-on disruptions across the Clyde and Hebrides network, stretching the ageing fleet to capacity. Argyll and Bute’s SNP MSP Michael Russell said the breakdown and ‘what many people on the islands believe is a badly planned re-fit timetable’ has caused ‘a dramatic diminution of service at a crucial time’.

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