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CalMac warns that Ullapool-Stornoway crossing is 'extremely busy' after disruption to ferry operations between Skye and Harris

By Philip Murray

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The MV Loch Seaforth in Ullapool harbour.
The MV Loch Seaforth in Ullapool harbour.

FERRY operator CalMac is warning passengers that its Ullapool-Stornoway sailings are "extreme busy" due to knock-on disruption elsewhere on the network.

It has warned that in a bid to free up as much capacity as possible in order to deal with the congestion that motorhome bookings could be cancelled at short notice.

It has advised that passengers whose bookings are affected will be contacted as soon as possible if such a situation occurs.

It is understood that the knock-on congestion is being caused by problems with the MV Hebrides, which has been removed from the Skye-Harris crossing due to issues with its firefighting system. CalMac said it is currently docked in Ullapool being repaired.

A spokesman said: "Due to disruption elsewhere in the network, the Ullapool-Stornoway route is extremely busy. While we will be prioritising essential supplies on this route over the next few days, we will do our best to ensure that all booked passengers can complete their journeys.

"However, in order to ensure that there is as much space as possible on board, motorhomes may be subject to cancellation. Anyone affected by this will be contacted as soon as possible.

To stay informed, download our app or follow our Twitter @CalMac_Updates so we can provide you with timely updates, with the latest information we have available. Alternatively, you can also sign up to our service status text updates."

For more information visit www.calmac.co.uk/service-status.

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