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If you are tired of board games this festive season, why not ditch Monopoly and volunteer to become a CalMac community board member instead?

The state-owned ferry operators are looking for people who can serve for at least 18 months and attend four meetings annually.

Caledonian MacBrayne explained: “We are seeking energetic individuals who wish to make a difference in the local communities by proactively engaging with a variety of community groups to seek out their views and opinions and are passionate about being a voice for people who live in the communities that we serve.

“If this sounds like you, we are looking to appoint new members to the Ferries Community Board, Clyde and Hebrides.”

It is also recommended that applicants for the voluntary role should be prepared to influence and think strategically, take a network-wide view and work collectively and collaboratively with fellow board members.

Cal Mac continues: “Members represent the network and act to influence strategic issues such as the building of new vessels, infrastructure, resources, and accountability.

“In this exciting opportunity, you will have a strategic impact on shaping various aspects of the crucial role ferries play in tackling depopulation, demographic shifts, as well as the importance of the economy and jobs within the local communities through engagement with the Transport Minister; attending Board Meetings; working on transport, communications and customer relations to influence future build program and accountability structure.”

Among the claimed successes for the community are successfully lobbying for extra funding for a new ticketing system and service improvements such as the new mobile maintenance team.
Further details on the role can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and from the application page.

Interviews will take place next month in Glasgow.