Despite reports of the loss of tens of thousands of pounds from businesses on both side of the water, the warning that some tour operators have changed their itineraries to avoid the ferry crossing, one in ten crossings cancelled last year and ferries leaving early or arriving late, Cal Mac has ignored all the appeals and will again provide a ferry that cannot operate at low tide.
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has publicly stated the service in 2016 was 'unacceptable' and Cal Mac admitted their provision was inadequate.
On site is the Tea Garden Café (open from 9am to 6pm March to November and 9am to 6.30pm June, July and August) serving quality meals, snacks, speciality coffee and home baking.
You can see the seals playing in the harbour waiting for the boats, whale and dolphin watching trips are available from the harbour.
The hostel provides excellent budget accommodation with two rooms each with six beds, full central heating and fully equipped kitchen/common room with free Wi Fi. All hot water and heating provided by renewable energy.
Contact Details & How to Subscribe to the Paper Sign our Guestbook All photos are copyright either of the individual photographers or West Word. CALMAC CHAOS SET TO CONTINUE INTO 2017 Despite representations to Cal Mac from the highest level that the debacle of last summer's ferry service must not be repeated, the Coruisk will not be returning to Mallaig this year and the unsuitable Loch Fyne will be deployed on the Mallaig-Armadale run.
The long awaited publication of the Summer Timetable after months of silence on the subject has caused widespread disappointment and concern.
Mr Mc Carthy, who died in 1994, was a celebrity before Postman Pat first aired in 1981.