Previously a doctor’s note only guaranteed transportation one-way and patients were then expected to organise their own transport back to Arran.
A proposal has been made to relocate the car ticket kiosk at the Brodick ferry terminal.
Essential maintenance which was scheduled to take place on MV Caledonian Isles has had to be delayed after the backup vessel, MV Isle of Arran, was redeployed on the Oban/Castlebay route due to cracks being discovered on its regular ferry.
The Arran Ferry Action Group, at their latest committee meeting last week, report that they have been facing resistance and a reluctance to discuss issues by industry and organisation heads.
The team will also be tasked with carrying out planned maintenance and will comprise a seven-strong team of electrical and mechanical engineers, along with hydraulic specialists.
Among the improvements is the ability to save payment details and to make date, time and passenger number changes to reservations online.