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North Uist Community Council are urging locals to attend the Little Minches ferry consultation later this month.

A drop-in session in Lochmaddy Community Hall on Wednesday, March 13 from 4 pm to 7 pm will give ferry users insight into the future of the service.

Underlining the importance, North Uist Community Council said: “This is an exciting time for our community. It is important to attend to give feedback on the proposed timetable for the dedicated ferry which will operate on the Lochmaddy-Uig route.”

The Lochmaddy drop-in is one of three rescheduled public engagement sessions planned for January in Uig, Tarbert and Lochmaddy by the Little Minch Routes Infrastructure Steering Group.

The body will provide updates on the infrastructure for the Little Minches, formerly known as the Skye triangular route, at the three ports, the progress of the new vessels under construction, and timetabling planning for the routes. 

On the latter, CalMac intends to begin community consultations in mid-2024, with the final timetable to be published in October, along with the network-wide summer 2025 timetables. 

Representatives from Transport Scotland, CalMac Ferries Ltd, The Highland Council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and CMAL will be available at the drop-in event.