Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) is hosting public drop-in sessions to update communities on works to replace the aligning structure at Lochaline Ferry Terminal.

The project involves removing the old aligning structure and replacing it with a new one, as well as creating more marshalling space at the harbour.

Two public drop–in sessions have been arranged to update local communities on project progress and share details of alternative service arrangements during the six-week closure period from 21st October to 1st December 2019.

The meetings will be held at Lochaline Village Hall on Wednesday 2nd October from 3.30pm – 6pm and at An Roth, Craignure on Mull on Thursday 3rd October from 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Individuals are welcome to drop-in at any time during the sessions.

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 began in April 2019, including details of the six-week closure period and the replacement ferry service provision during this time.

John Quinn, senior civil engineer at CMAL said: “Work is already underway to replace the aligning structure and to improve the facilities at Lochaline.

“We know ferry users will be keen to know what the alternative ferry provisions will be during the six-week closure period. These meetings will provide an opportunity to ask any questions or discuss any concerns.

“The works are part of our ongoing programme of harbour upgrades and modifications across our network to support safe and efficient lifeline ferry services to communities around Scotland.”

Comments and feedback can be provided at the meetings, or afterwards, by e-mail to


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