Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) is inviting Harris residents to a public meeting next week, to update them on the programme for upgrading Tarbert Ferry Terminal.

The session is to be held next Tuesday (29th October) at Tarbert community centre, with people invited to drop in any time between 4pm and 7pm.

CMAL owns Tarbert harbour, and has awarded a £14.3 million contract to civil engineering and building contractor, RJ McLeod Limited to carry out the upgrade works. Representatives from the contractors will also be at the meeting.

The upgrade is part of the Skye Triangle Infrastructure Programme, which will see significant harbour upgrades at Tarbert, Lochmaddy and Uig.

The work is designed to improve and modernise harbour facilities and prepare the way for new vessels.

Work is underway at Tarbert and is expected to be completed in spring 2021. CalMac will continue to operate ferry services during the works.

Brian Sydney, senior civil engineer at CMAL, said: “Work is now underway at Tarbert and the main contractor is on site to begin the schedule of works.

"This is an ideal time for a community meeting, which will allow locals and ferry users to ask questions about the work. We encourage people to come along to the meeting to find out more about construction over the coming months.

“The project represents significant investment in the island’s transport infrastructure.

"Once completed, passengers travelling to and from Tarbert will benefit from a much-improved harbour and ferry experience.”