Brodick Nursery could have to close its doors by August this year if a solution can not be found to a problem that has arisen due to the roll-out of a Scottish Government initiative which will extend nursery hours.
Arran’s MSP Kenneth Gibson also posed a number of questions to the Minister asking when the linkspan will be repaired or replaced, and when the Government will produce a long-term infrastructure and vessel replacement plan.
The committee have arranged for senior management from CalMac to attend a further meeting next week.
From August, all three and four year olds – and around a quarter of two year olds – will be entitled to 1,140 hours of funded childcare per year.
The pupils who will be taking on the grueling challenge with four members of staff, including head teacher Barry Smith, will be covering a distance of 185 miles over six days.