Ships and shipping, page 10

Caledonian MacBrayne, part 1

Caledonian Macbrayne, usually shortened to Calmac, is the major operator of passenger and vehicle ferries between the mainland of Scotland and 22 of the major islands on Scotland's west coast.  Their network covers the Firth of Clyde, inner and outer Hebrides, Mull, Skye, Islay, Colonsay, Kintyre and outlying islands.

Hebridean Isles leaving Port Askaig for Kennacraig.  The Isle of Jura forms the background.

Loch Buie is on the short shuttle service between Fionnphort, Mull and Iona.

Loch Nevis at Mallaig.  She is a purpose built vessel for the small isles service serving Eigg, Rhum, Muck and Canna.

Loch Shira is the regular vessel for the Largs to Great Cumbrae service, Loch Riddon is the spare vessel.

Hebrides operates the regular services from Uig on Skye to Tarbert on Harris and Lochmaddy on North Uist.

Loch Tarbet at Lochranza, Arran on the summer only service from Claonaig.

Raasay,seen at Oban, was used on the service from the island of Raasay to Sconser on Skye.  This is now operated by the purpose built Hallaig, below.

Isle of Mull operates between Oban and Craignure on Mull.

Loch Striven at Oban on the service from Lismore Island.

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