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CalMac suspends sailings between Ullapool and Stornoway amid gale force winds


By Philip Murray

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CalMac has temporarily suspended its Ullapool ferry service due to the weather.
CalMac has temporarily suspended its Ullapool ferry service due to the weather.

FERRY crossings between Wester Ross and Lewis have been suspended amid “adverse weather”, CalMac has confirmed.

The ferry operator confirmed that its usual sailings were suspended between Ullapool and Stornoway on Tuesday morning – although there is “potential” that revised sailings may take place later this afternoon is things improve.

A CalMac spokesman said: “Due to adverse weather this service is suspended. There may potential for a sailing departing Ullapool at 3pm and a sailing departing Stornoway at 6.30pm.

“This is only if weather permits and service remains liable to disruption/cancellation at short notice. There will be a review at midday.”

They warned that sailings may also be disrupted or cancelled at short notice on Wednesday. Ferry passengers should check their sailings before travel at www.calmac.co.uk.

The disruption comes amid other weather-related issues elsewhere in the Highlands. A section of the Highland mainline was closed to trains due to flooding between Perth and Pitlochry, and Met Office warnings of further torrential rain to come. ScotRail warned that this disruption could last all of Tuesday.


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