We have created a record of the questions and answers discussed at the public meeting held in Lochaline on 19th February. You can read the Q&A here:
Community feedback welcome
We are inviting the local community to provide us with their comments and questions on the upgrade work at Lochaline Ferry Terminal. A copy of the exhibition material from the public drop-in session is available to view online below. This contains details of the programme of works.
You can complete the questionnaire here
Public exhibition material
A public drop-in session took place at Lochaline village hall on 19th February. A copy of the presentation material, containing plans, is now available to view online:
We welcome your feedback on the content and invite you to complete a short online survey, where you can also share any questions or concerns you have about the upgrade plans. You can complete the questionnaire here
Public drop-in session
A public drop-in session has been arranged to share details of the work at Lochaline Ferry Terminal and alternative service arrangements during a planned six-week closure period. The session will take place at:
- Lochaline Village Hall
- Tuesday 19th February, 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Individuals are welcome to drop in at any time during the session.
Representatives of CMAL, ferry operator CalMac Ferries Limited (CFL), project manager/engineer Royal Haskoning DHV and the appointed contractor, George Leslie Limited will be available to discuss details of the work, which is scheduled to begin in May 2019, with a six-week closure period scheduled in October 2019.
Contractor appointed to complete upgrade work
George Leslie Limited has been appointed to carry out work at Lochaline Ferry Terminal, commencing in May 2019.
The project will include the removal of the old aligning structure and the construction of a new one, as well as improving the overnight ferry berth at the terminal. Extra marshalling space will be created, as part of works to formalise traffic flow through the port area. The project will also see the existing slipway widened and lengthened, and the berth area deepened, all of which will improve service resilience and remove the existing tidal constraint on the port.
In order to complete essential sections of the works, there will be a planned six-week closure period starting in October 2019, during which time CalMac will operate a passenger only service from another location.
Upgrade programme for Lochaline Ferry Terminal
CMAL is preparing to begin a year-long programme of work at Lochaline Ferry Terminal to replace the aligning structure, as well as creating extra marshalling space.
The works will include removal and upgrade of the aligning structure and construction of a new one. The existing structure is reaching the end of its serviceable life.
Ferry services may be subject to amendment for limited periods during construction and operator CalMac will inform passengers when details are known.