As Scotland moves to Level zero on July 19, and physical distance requirements will reduce from 2m to 1m in indoor public places, Isles MP Angus B MacNeil is calling for urgent changes to be made to increase ferry capacity.

Commenting Mr MacNeil said:

“Our ferries are a lifeline service and steps must be taken now to increase capacity.

“Surely, as physical distancing requirements are being reduced on  July 19, this will allow CalMac to increase capacity on our ferries.

“I am today contacting Health Secretary Humza Yousaf MSP, Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director and Transport Scotland to urgently address this situation.