An update on harbour upgrades will be held this month in Tarbert, Lochmaddy and Uig.

The events will update the communities on the Skye Triangle Infrastructure Programme.

The Skye Triangle Infrastructure programme involves significant upgrades to the ports at Uig, Tarbert and Lochmaddy to modernise harbour facilities in preparation for new vessels.

Work is already underway at Tarbert Ferry Terminal following the award of a £14.3 million contract to civil engineering and building contractor, RJ McLeod Limited.

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) is working in partnership with Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar to deliver the works at Lochmaddy.

Tenders for the work are currently being assessed, and more information on the construction phase will be provided in due course. The tender to appoint a contractor for work at Uig has also been issued.

Brian Sydney, senior civil engineer at CMAL, said: “The Skye Triangle Infrastructure programme is part of our ongoing programme of harbour upgrades and improvements.

"The programme represents a significant investment in the three ports which, once completed, will provide a much-improved travel experience for passengers.

“We encourage all three communities to attend the events and take advantage of the opportunity to speak with the representatives in attendance and find out more about the construction phase of the works.”

CMAL has arranged a stakeholder engagement roadshow and will travel to communities that will benefit from the upgrades to provide an update.

Locals are invited to drop in to their community meeting at any point, where they will be welcomed by representatives from CMAL, CalMac, Transport Scotland, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Highland Council.

The dates and times of the public drop-in events are as follows:

25th November – Uig Village Hall, 4-7pm

26th November – Harris Hotel, 4-7pm

27th November - Lochmaddy Village Hall, 4-7pm