Published: Friday, 18 July 2014 08:00
HebCelt full day
Hebridean Celtic Festival has been basking in the sunshine and today sees another full day of entertainment in town, with a dance competition at the Bridge Centre in the morning, busking and circus performances in the town centre and another full programme of concerts on all three arena stages and in An Lanntair.
Read more: Local News for Saturday 18th July 2014
Published: Friday, 25 July 2014 07:30
Ferry is late
The new ferry for the Stornoway/Ullapool route is to be delivered over a month behind schedule, because of delays in electrical installations. The MV Loch Seaforth is in the final stages of construction at Flensburger shipyard in Germany and is now expected to undergo sea trials at the end of August. After inspections and trials, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd will hand her over to CalMac in late September for familiarisation trials and training with her local crew on the route. A CMAL spokesman said the handover is later than anticipated because of an unavoidable delay in the installation of electrical services throughout the vessel. This has had a knock on effect to other trades and services, including completion of the passenger areas, crew quarters and the commissioning of the on-board systems. CMAL chief executive Tom Docherty said: "A team from CMAL is onsite in Germany working closely with the shipyard to ensure the revised delivery plan is achieved and, more importantly, that the vessel is completed to a high standard. I look forward to welcoming her to Scotland later in the autumn."
Read more: Local News for Friday 25th July 2014