The Met Office issued a … Video: CalMac ferry crew praised for working in Storm Dennis MV Caledonian Isles had some challenges trying to get into Ardrossan harbour during high winds… Throughout this period, while get used to the new normal, we will connect you to the islands and coastal communities of the west coast stories through a series of films, images, articles and blogs. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. 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If it's a parliament building, a ship or an extension to your home, beware of changing the design once the work has begun - the cost will probably go up and it will be late. We love Stornoway. Travelling with Pets - If you are travelling with a pet, please complete your online booking to secure your space. CalMac operations director Robert Morrison told BBC Scotland it was unusual for a storm to be large enough to affect the whole network, but that it was not unprecedented. Here are their thanks for CalMac… 0:31. 6:55. Keep up to date with CalMac news, information, and competitions by following @calmacferries on Twitter. In that context, the Scottish government's expensive and inept efforts to support Scottish manufacturing seem relatively minor. Safer Travel with CalMac  Apply for a refund. Almost all Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) ferry routes in western Scotland have been disrupted, with many links cancelled all day, as high winds sweep in from the southwest. Follow us on twitter for the latest service updates @CalMac_Updates and if you have any questions - just send us a tweet from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week. Alarming footage shows a ferry rocking from side to side during strong winds as Storm Dennis swept the country. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. What Scottish government says in response reads like self-parody: an intention to publish a "ferry stakeholders engagement strategy". Tier 3 restrictions 'worst-case scenario' for town, 'Don't give up, the storm ends': A message of hope. Read about our approach to external linking. However, at Ferguson's in Port Glasgow, the parliamentary inquiry seems likely to be only a lull before a renewed storm. Storm Ciara latest warnings: Will CalMac ferries be cancelled as storm hits? In the current strange Covid-19 environment, it seems that neither the ferry contract nor the loss of £52m on the collapsed BiFab yards in Fife and Lewis seem to be having that impact. This is the official app from Caledonian MacBrayne, the ferry operator serving the Clyde and Hebridean Islands of Scotland. © 2020 BBC. MSPs report the evidence they heard that CMAL could be abolished and its ferry procurement role taken into CalMac. 1 talking about this. Payment - At our ports and on board our ferries we accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google and Samsung pay. 29 October 2020 Update - Read our latest Covid-19 update on safer travel, bookings, timetables and frequently asked questions. CalMac has confirmed there will be no sailings on Wednesday owing to "weather conditions". Yet that was not adequate protection from risk. The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry was rocked around in the high winds SCARY footage has emerged of a CalMac vessel lurching in Ardrossan Harbour as high winds from Storm Dennis hit the town. We love Stornoway. The CalMac ferry Loch Seaforth prepares to leave Ullapool in calm waters. Will CalMac ferries be cancelled as Storm Ciara hits? 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