Local News for Tuesday 6th June 2017
Hurry up for HebCelt
Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) is urging people coming to Stornoway for the HebCelt Festival in July to book their ferry travel as soon as possible. Extra sailings on the peak day for travel, Sunday July 23rd, are already booking up fast, and although cars, caravans and motorbikes always need to book, it’s now looking like even foot passenger tickets could be snapped up fast. Stornoway port manager Iain Don Maciver said: "We strongly encourage those planning to journey to and from Stornoway for the weekend of HebCelt, including foot passengers, to book their ferry slots as soon as possible. Sunday is a particularly busy day with festival goers making their way home and it will be essential to have a valid booking for vehicles and passengers that day. Tickets can be booked online at www.calmac.co.uk – the reservations should be made as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Foot passengers are used to being able to turn up on the day without booking, but our message to them, particularly on the Sunday, is that this approach is unlikely to work and they may well find themselves disappointed."