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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

CalMac defers seven-day sailings decision

News release from CalMac:

Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne has today (March 26, 2008) noted representations from individuals and businesses in Lewis, Harris and beyond, about seven-day sailings to and from Lewis and Harris.

The issue was raised by Chairman Peter Timms at the start of today’s Board Meeting in Gourock. The meeting agreed that there would be no further discussion of the issue pending continuing examination of the Scottish Government’s current RET pilot study.

CalMac Chairman Peter Timms said: “There are many complex issues involved, including fuel costs. The current study being undertaken into the RET pilot scheme for the Western Isles does not allow us to make a final decision before the study findings are progressed and the implications of the study have been considered. “

CalMac will continue to monitor the situation with regard to requests and the ongoing preparations for the RET Pilot Study. The next Board Meeting is due to take place in Skye in May. It is unlikely that the preparatory work for the introduction of the RET pilot will be completed by then.

CalMac will be making no further comments on seven-day sailings other than the contents of this news release.

All individual correspondents who have made representations on the issue will receive this clarification of the company’s position.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cowards. Give the whole seven day contract to a more responsible company.

Anonymous said...

That's unfair to cowards! {:-)

Anonymous said...

Who are?

SYSkeptic said...

What a pathetic bunch of gutless morons! 4,500 signatures and they are still kowtowing to the mullahs! Methinks more affirmative action is required.....

Anonymous said...

I wonder what impact the sale of Somerfield to Tesco will have?
When Tesco's took over the Somerfield store in Thurso, They spent a lot of time and money on it. Just think how much stuff would have to brought up! Then again they might do what they did when they built the Wick store, they chartered a boat to bring things up.

Anonymous said...

As a rule subsidy level is inversely proportional to enterprise. Wonder what Pentland Ferries would say about the viability of summer sunday services to Scotland's largest island? It's well known that CalMac are overmanned and inefficient.

Anonymous said...

Call me a cynic (okay, I'm a cynic) but could Cal Mac have held off their decision in the hope that Tesco would make a move to obtain a store on the island?

Will be interesting to see what happens over time.....

Anonymous said...

Ceart. Aiseagan gach la den t-seachdainn. Am dhuinn gluasad air adhart dhan 21mh linn.

Agus barrachd Gàidhlig cuideachd!

eyoop said...

Translation of the above comment for Angus, who will no doubt be having sleepless nights about it:

"Right. Seven day ferries. Time for us to move forward into the 21st Century.

And more Gaelic too!"

Anonymous said...

i am morally opposed to Tescos