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CalMac cancels all sailings across entire network for remainder of Monday as Storm Brendan hits; Caledonian MacBrayne Wester Ross passengers also warned of cancellation of early Tuesday Stornoway-Ullapool sailing and 'heightened risk' of other delays/cancellations on Tuesday and Wednesday; move comes amid Met Office weather warnings


By Philip Murray

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A CalMac ferry at Ullapool Harbour.
A CalMac ferry at Ullapool Harbour.

FERRY passengers in Wester Ross are being warned of further possible disruption this week - after CalMac cancelled all sailings on its entire network on Monday afternoon as Storm Brendan hit.

As well as the remainder of its Monday sailings, CalMac has warned passengers looking to use the Ullapool-Stornoway service that Tuesday’s 7am sailing from Stornoway will not go ahead and that there may be further cancellations/disruption on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

The cancellations include the overnight freight service on the same route.

“Due to adverse weather forecast the 10.30pm [Monday] freight sailing from Stornoway has been cancelled. The 3am [Tuesday] freight sailing from Ullapool has been cancelled,” said a spokesman.

They added that “due to weather conditions there is a heightened possibility of disruption or cancellation at short notice” on Tuesday and Wednesday on the passenger and freight services.

A further Met Office warning is set to come into force in parts of Ross-shire early on Tuesday, this time for snow and ice.

For the latest CalMac sailing updates, visit its service status page.

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