Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) is inviting applications from residents of the rural communities covered by the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) contract to form a Community Board which will have the primary purpose of being a voice of the communities on strategic issues. The creation of the Board was part of CalMac’s successful […]
Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has announced that the principal contractor, George Leslie Limited, will complete the main works contract for the redevelopment of Brodick Ferry Terminal at the start of August, on time and on budget. However, the opening of the new facilities will be delayed as a result of issues relating to the […]
MV GLEN SANNOX has been chosen as the name for Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited’s (CMAL) new dual fuel ferry. MV GLEN SANNOX was a landslide winner among a shortlist of four names, receiving nearly 50% of the votes in a competition organised by CMAL to select the new vessel’s name. All shortlisted names were inspired […]
The company that was awarded the contract to resurface Saltcoats’ Countess Street has gone into administration leaving much of the work unfinished. Land Engineering (Scotland) Ltd. was awarded the £813k contract by the North Ayrshire Council/Irvine Bay Regeneration Co. partnership in August 2016 and work commenced in September with an expected completion date of March this […]
North Ayrshire Council and Peel Ports have welcomed the publication of the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) report which supports the view that the Arran Ferry service should remain at Ardrossan. After a hard-fought campaign, the report has set out the case for the retention of the Brodick and Campbeltown ferry routes from Ardrossan. Although […]
A £5 million Scottish Government investment in the development of infrastructure is expected to unlock significant levels of private sector funding, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay confirmed. An application by North Ayrshire Council through the Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) scheme has been approved with the council now set to work with the Scottish Futures Trust on […]
Speaking after a public meeting in Brodick to discuss the prospect of CalMac’s Arran ferry service moving to Troon, Executive Director of Arran’s tourism marketing body Visit Arran, Sheila Gilmore says Ardrossan is the best option for convenient transport links and low carbon impact.