Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) is hosting a series of events to update communities on the planned construction work at Colonsay, Kennacraig and Port Askaig ferry terminals.

In preparation for the arrival of MV Isle of Islay and MV Loch Indaal, work to upgrade the ferry terminals will include dredging, fendering, provision for mooring aids and shore power facilities.

At the events, CMAL engineers and representatives from CalMac and Transport Scotland will share details of the proposed construction plans for each ferry terminal. They will also discuss high-level timescales and potential changes to services.

The events will take place at:

  • Tarbert Village Hall
    Tuesday 24 October 2023, 4:00–7:00pm
  • Islay Gaelic Centre/Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle
    Wednesday 10 January 2024, 4:00–7:00pm
  • Jura Village Hall
    Thursday 11 January 2024, 2:00–5:00pm
  • Colonsay Village Hall
    Tuesday 27 February 2024, 4:00–7:00pm

Nasir Uddin, senior civil engineer at CMAL said:

“These events allow us to keep island communities and ferry users up-to-date with construction plans.

“This essential upgrade work at each harbour will help us to accommodate the new Islay ferries, each due for delivery at the end of 2024 and early 2025, respectively. We encourage everyone with an interest to drop in at a time and location convenient to them.”

For anyone who is unable to attend, proposals and presentations will be published on CMAL’s website following the events. Please visit our project page.

A major terminal upgrade project is also underway at Port Ellen Ferry Terminal. Its terminal development project will increase the vehicle marshalling area, increase staff and visitor parking, improve port operations for commercial use, improve passenger access to vessels, and deliver a new terminal building.

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