If you're waiting patiently for the rollout of WIFI on the Loch Seaforth, then don't hold your breath. 

CalMac have admitted that the best they are hoping for is a limited connectivity 'by the end of the summer/autumn'. 

“Installing WIFI on the MV Loch Seaforth continues to be a priority in the roll out of wireless connectivity across our fleet and the ports which we operate," a spokesman told www.welovestornoway.com.

“The current delay is outwith our control as wireless connectivity on the vessel is dependent on critical communications links being put in place by a national telecoms provider.

"We are currently looking at ways of helping to make this happen as soon as possible."

He added: "We are still aiming to have something in place by the end of summer / autumn, however, on the Minch crossings there will be a limited service with  a connection for most of the journey but the signal will be lost during the mid-section of the crossing. 

"This will be resolved long-term by satellite connection but that will be somewhere down the line."