Tag: ferries

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Early ferry would help get goods to Arran on time

At last week’s meeting of the Isle of Arran Ferry Committee (AFC) it was acknowledged that the reliability of the 7am ferry from Ardrossan has been severely impacted of late with the vessel berthing in Brodick. This has meant that goods and services are not arriving on Arran until the 10.40am boat instead of 8am, leading to disruption and inconvenience.

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The people’s vote

And it came loud and clear from the gathering that the first priority for the lifeline service was reliability.

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Storm-bound boats in Brodick

The MV Isle of Arran, a more regular visitor to Arran, was launched in 1984 at Ferguson Ailsa, as the Clyde yard was called then, and served 10 years on the Ardrossan to Brodick route, then a stint to Islay before taking up her current duties.

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Minister gives assurance ferry will be completed on Clyde

Mr Wheelhouse said he had come to Arran to listen to the concerns of the Arran Ferry Committee, with whom he had a two hour meeting, and to update them on the plans for a more robust and resilient ferry service following a summer of persistent problems on the Arran and Islay routes.