Bus passengers are reporting difficulties in booking bus services linking Ullapool to Glasgow up to a week in advance and Isles MP Angus MacNeil is now calling on the operator to put on additional buses.

Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil has received reports from constituents about recent booking issues on the coach network which provides vital links for ferry passengers travelling from Stornoway.

Services from Ullapool to Glasgow this Friday and Saturday morning and some services in the afternoon were already showing up as FULL early this week. The first service from Glasgow returning to Ullapool next Monday and Tuesday are also showing as FULL.

Mr MacNeil said: “I have received complaints from people in my constituency who are having difficulty booking peak services particularly on Friday and Saturdays. Bus operators have been urging passengers to book services but surely a week in advance is enough time for additional capacity to be arranged with extra buses. Instead passengers are being told to keep checking for cancellations.

“I am writing to Citylink to urge them to put on additional services to ensure the service is able to meet the demand.”