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Islands unite after ferry firm’s U-turn on vessel’s deployment

mgibson@obantimes.co.uk

A ‘FAILURE in community engagement’ has prompted opposing sides to unite following a U-turn on a crucial ferry service.

MV Coruisk has been a major talking point among residents of Lochaber, Oban, Skye and Mull following CalMac’s decision in 2015 to redeploy the ferry from the Mallaig to Armadale route to operate between Craignure and Oban.

But following a campaign by Sleat Transport Forum, MP Ian Blackford announced late last week that after a meeting with managing director Martin Dorchester, CalMac planned to reverse its decision and return the ferry to the Mallaig-Armadale crossing.

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