WTF from the OAPs

By Barb Taub, posted in Barb’s Commentary Tuesday 21 September 2021 “A DEMONSTRATION,” SAID THE TEXT. “BRING A POSTER AND WEAR BLACK.” See, that’s what happens when you seriously annoy people from my generation. We’ve already had experience with protests—we’ve marched for equality, boycotted grapes, and laid down in front of tanks. And we vote. …

Katy Clark MSP calls for NAC to run Peel Ports

Labour MSP Katy Clark says the Scottish Government must allow North Ayrshire Council to take ownership of Peel Ports. Clark has lodged a Holyrood motion calling on ministers to intervene to grant the local authority powers to run the service. The West of Scotland MSP said: “Ministers should allow North Ayrshire Council to take over …

Katy Clark MSP investigates collapse of Pentland ferries contract

LABOUR MSP Katy Clark has called for an explanation as to what happened to concerns raised about safety and on ministers to urgently intervene following the collapse of a contract between CalMac and Pentland ferries to lease a vessel for West Coast routes. Clark said the Scottish Government must set out an immediate ferry plan …

Arran Ferry Action Group meeting with Cal Mac

Summary of Committee Meeting with CalMac at the Auchrannie Resort, Brodick Tuesday 10th September 2019 Present: Sally Campbell, Robert Cumming, John Ford, Sam Bourne, Chris Attkins (Secretary), Robbie Drummond, Managing Director of CalMac Ferries Ltd and Stuart Wilson, Group Communications Director at David MacBrayne Ltd. Apologies: Gavin Fulton, Bob Haddow, Sharon Shenhav Introduction Sally Campbell …

The Arran Ferry Action Group

A summary from the recently established Arran Ferry Action Group outlining developments since the first meeting in Brodick last month. The current state of our lifeline ferry service shows it is not fit for purpose in terms of reliability, resilience and infrastructure. The Arran Ferry Action Group is a new and fully representative lobbying group …

Reflections of an Anonymous Ferry Passenger

Here is a 75 year old (island resident) commuter’s view of the first time they used the pedestrian walkway at the new Brodick terminal on Friday 20th April- 1105 service, returning on the 1230. Left home in my car early, to find no vacant spaces in the car park, adjacent to the terminal building. Returned …

Brodick’s new ferry terminal

The new ferry terminal in Brodick opened on Tuesday 20th March with the 11:05 sailing. We bring you a pictorial record of the progress of the construction from drilling the seabed core samples to the first scheduled arrival of the Caledonian Isles the pier.   You might also like to view this video by Positive …

The new pier in Brodick

Everyone in Arran has watched the development of the new ferry terminal in Brodick over the last two years. The logistics of keeping the ferry terminal open whilst building a new one around it have been extremely complex and the whole project has been well managed by CMAL and George Leslie. Until now! The main …