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New Islay Vessel Project

New Islay Vessel Project

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22 June 2021

New Islay Vessel Procurement process underway  Click here  to find out more. 


14 January 2021

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has shared information on the new Islay vessel project with the Islay community to maintain engagement during the Covid-19 restrictions.

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), in partnership with CalMac and Transport Scotland, held a virtual community meeting to engage island communities in design and planning for the new vessel to service Islay and Jura on Thursday 14 January 2021 from 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

The meeting provided an update on the new vessel feasibility studies, which have been ongoing throughout 2020. Options for vessel capacities were presented based on the outcomes of the feasibility studies. Attendees had the opportunity to share their views and comments and ask questions. 

An update in the form of a Q&A document has been created to maintain engagement with the Islay community on the new vessel project click here  for more information. 

More information on the project can be found here . Any additional questions or any other queries regarding the project can be emailed to or write to Jim Anderson at CMAL, Municipal Buildings, Fore Street, Port Glasgow PA14 5EQ.

Download the New Islay Vessel Public Engagement Q&A Document here [544KB]

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