Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) and Calmac Ferries Limited (CFL) are hosting a public drop-in session to update communities on the plans for replacing the aligning structure at Lochaline Ferry Terminal.

The project will remove the old aligning structure and replace it with a new one, as well as creating more marshalling space at the harbour.

A public drop–in session has been arranged to share details of the work and alternative service arrangements during a six-week closure period in October to December 2019.

The meeting will be held at Lochaline Village Hall on Wednesday 26th June from 3.30pm – 6.30pm, and individuals are welcome to drop-in at any time during the session.

Representatives of Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (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 a six-week closure period from 22nd October to 1st December 2019 and the replacement ferry service provision during this time.

John Quinn, senior civil engineer at CMAL said: “This project is 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.

“The aligning structure replacement works will safeguard and improve the facilities at Lochaline Ferry Terminal. We will work closely with the local community to keep them informed of the scope and nature of the work being carried out, as well as the service details during the closure period.”

David Gibson, service delivery director, CalMac said: “CalMac is fully aware of the importance of this service and are committed to minimising the impact while these works are carried out.

“This is not without its challenges, but we will work with the communities to ensure we can best support them within the constraints presented by the closure.”

Comments can be provided at the meetings, or afterwards, in writing to CMAL or by e-mail to

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