A DEAL to purchase a ferry for deployment on the Clyde and Hebrides network has been agreed. The MV Utne has been earmarked for the Oban-Craignure route, and communities in Skye and the Western Isles will also benefit as a result of the increased use of vessels elsewhere on the network.
Minister for Transport Graeme Dey said: “MV Utne has been purchased by CMAL.
“The Scottish Government has committed £580 million to fund new ferries and port investments over the next five years. We continue to work with CMAL and CalMac to develop potential programmes that will deliver additional improvements to the network.”