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Seasonal Glenelg-Skye ferry will not return to service until 2021 tourist season; the MV Glenachulish, which travels across the waters of Kyle Rhea, has not been operating during the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown


By Philip Murray

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The Glenelg-Skye ferry.
The Glenelg-Skye ferry.

THE popular Glenelg-Skye seasonal ferry will not return to operation until the 2021 tourist season, it has been announced.

The ferry MV Glenachulish, which has been mothballed during the Covid-19 lockdown, usually plies the narrow waters of Kyle Rhea every summer season.

But with lockdown restrictions only beginning to ease this week and much of the tourist season already lost, the owners of the ferry have confirmed that it will only return to operational use from 2021.

"We regret that the ferry will not operate during the 2020 season," said Jo Crawford, the ferry development officer via the official ferry Twitter account.

In the post, which is also reposted on the ferry website, she added: "Public and crew safety is as the heart of the decision and we hope you will understand this.

"We will be back next year and look forward to seeing you all then."

For more information about the ferry visit skyeferry.co.uk or follow the Twitter account at @FerrytoSkye

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