Saturday, 11 October 2014

Award Winning CalMac

CalMac is the UK Ferry Operator of the Year in the National Transport Awards 2014. The company now serves 28 communities; has been carrying people, goods and vehicles for 160 years; employs 1300. Pictured above is a typical small ship in the fleet, the MV Loch Tarbert. Built in 1992, it conveys 18 cars and plied between Claonaig and Lochranza before starting the then new service from Otterish - Leverburgh in the Sound of Harris. It has regularly sailed from Tarbert to Portavadie, been on relief duties out of Largs and acts as a spare vessel.

Scottish Islands Explorer -  is sold on a number of CalMac vessels

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