Land reclamation works in East Loch Tarbert will see an estimated 60,000 tons of infill being positioned between now and September.

A 300-ton mobile crane is to be installed on a specially constructed pad to help with this work, say contractors RJ MacLeod

The firm has been back at work on the Tarbert ferry terminal construction project for just over a month, after a pause to the contract during the period of complete lockdown.

In their July bulletin the company said: “Like the rest of the country, we stayed at home during the COVID-19 lockdown and are looking forward to completing the new ferry terminal facility for Tarbert.”

Work planned from July onwards includes reinstating the pontoons and demolishing the existing terminal building.

CalMac workers have relocated to a temporary building while demolition and construction of the new terminal building is under way.

RJ MacLeod were awarded the £14.3million construction project in September 2019, with what was then projected as a January 2021 completion date.

The work is being undertaken on behalf of CMAL, the physical assets company which manages infrastructure used by CalMac.

The top picture shows Tarbert harbour in the midst of the terminal construction works this weekend (Saturday 25 July, Steven Scott).

Other photographs from RJ MacLeod