Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), in partnership with CalMac Ferries Limited and Transport Scotland, will hold an online community consultation meeting this month to update island communities on the planning process for the new vessel to serve Islay and Jura.

The virtual event will take place on Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 6.30pm to 8.30pm and will be hosted on Microsoft Teams, which is free to download online. The event is open to everyone with an interest in the new vessel. To participate, attendees must register in advance:

Jim Anderson, Director of Vessels at CMAL said:

“Whilst face-to-face meetings are still not possible, engaging local stakeholders in the planning of our projects remains highly important to us. The response to our last meeting was positive, and we are pleased to be re-engaging with island communities to update them on the progress of our work.

“Meetings offer us the opportunity to have open discussion with communities, enabling us to answer their questions directly, and we encourage anyone eager to attend to register now via the sign-up links. However, the flexibility that hosting these meetings virtually affords us is also beneficial in engaging with those who cannot attend.”

The new Islay ferry is the next major vessel to be built for the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service.  It will complement the service provided by MV Finlaggan.

The presentation and associated materials from the meeting will be available on the CMAL website after the meeting and an updated Q&A document will be published.

Questions or any other queries regarding the project in advance of the meeting are encouraged, and can be emailed to Alternatively, you can write to Jim Anderson at Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited, Municipal Buildings, Fore Street, Port Glasgow, PA14 5EQ

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