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Manuel's visit to CalMac ports August 2018

20 July 2018

Manuel Cortes will be visiting CalMac ports in the Outer Hebrides this August. Follow this page for updates.

It’s no exaggeration to say that CalMac ferries are vital for the survival of ordinary working people in the Scottish Islands. They don't only allow families to stay in touch, they bring food and supplies and carry the Islands’ exports to the mainland – they are the very definition of a lifeline ferry service.

TSSA is extremely proud of the part our members in CalMac, play. We remain committed to the principle that Scotland’s ferries belong in the public sector.

Manuel Cortes, our General Secretary is looking forward to visiting some CalMac ports and ferry terminals in August, to meet with members and the local media. He will be making our case for these services to remain in public ownership. There must be no future tendering of CalMac services.

Last year, Manuel made his way around a number of Inner Hebrides and mainland ports. So, this time, he’ll be starting off in the Outer Hebrides and catching up with those members he didn’t get to see last Summer.

We don’t have an exact timetable yet but we’ll let you know as soon as we know, so keep visiting this page for updates!

Manuel will visit the following ports this week, starting Sunday 5th August.
• Stornoway
• Tarbert (Harris)
• North Uist (Lochmaddy)
• South Uist (Lochboisdale)
• Skye (all ports)
• Ise of Barra
• Isle of Bute Pier Office
• Isle of Barra
• Isle of Coll Arinagour
• And finishing at Oban on August 13th


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