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Scottish ferries under siege as tourists flock to islands


Rhodri Clark
27 July 2021
Staycation traffic has put pressure on ferry services in Scotland
Staycation traffic has put pressure on ferry services in Scotland

The Scottish Government is looking into chartering an additional ferry for the Stornoway to Ullapool route, amid mounting complaints about travel difficulties as staycationers flock to the Highlands and Islands. A relief ferry for Mull was introduced on 15 July, and operator CalMac advised the public not to make day trips to the island.

Incidents of crowding on rail services have been widely reported as leisure travel has bounced back over the last two months. The same situation is hitting...

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