Calmac's Clansman ferry is returning to service ahead of schedule.
The vessel, which has been having essential repairs carried out to its propulsion system, was due back in service on June 13, but will now be back in service on Saturday, June 9 on the scheduled Oban-Coll-Tiree service.
The vessel’s return will allow MV Lord of the Isles to deliver an additional Oban to Lochboisdale sailing on Friday, June 8 after which she will restart the suspended Lochboisdale Mallaig service on June 9 along with delivering the Mallaig-Armadale route as scheduled.
The additional sailings scheduled on the Barra to Eriskay service will continue until June 12.
‘We appreciate the understanding of passengers who have been disrupted by this unavoidable repair,’ said CalMac’s managing director, Robbie Drummond.
‘We are fully aware of the impact this has had on communities affected and would like to thank them for their patience during this period.
‘I would also like to thank the staff who have worked so hard to continue to provide lifeline services throughout the disruption we have had to manage over the past weeks.
"With one major vessel out of action and no replacement it has been a difficult time for everyone and we can now all look forward to normal service being resumed again.’
The full CalMac timetable can be viewed at calmac.co.uk