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Western Isles ferry terminals have garnered a clutch of national awards from the Keep Scotland Beautiful Campaign, it was announced on Thursday (5 November).

A gold award for Tarbert and silver for both Castlebay and Lochboisdale recognised the commitment of CalMac port and terminal staff to protecting the environment.

In all, 26 of CalMac’s ports and harbours won recognition and, as well as individual site awards, CalMac and CMAL achieved an overall silver level environmental award for their management of all sites.

Klare Chamberlain, environmental manager for CalMac, said: "These fantastic awards are down to the hard work of CalMac staff, who take great pride in their ports.

"We carry out regular litter audits at all sites, which has led to the installation of upgraded recycling bins and the provision of more recycling on board ferries. CalMac operates in a beautiful part of the world and is committed to preserving the local environment for all to enjoy."

Barry Fisher, CEO of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: "We are delighted to recognise CalMac and CMAL's environmental commitment as part of our ongoing partnership with them.

"We work closely with businesses and organisations across Scotland to help and support environmental improvement. Our environmental awards provide an exciting opportunity to assess and reward the efforts that are being made to help keep Scotland beautiful."