Work at Tiree Ferry Terminal complete

CALEONIAN Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has completed works at Tiree Ferry Terminal to repair the old pierhead.

The completion of work means that the old pierhead can return to operational use for third part vessels.

Work at the site restarted in June, after Scotland’s construction shutdown in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A small team of construction workers from contractor, George Leslie Ltd, resumed on the old pierhead while following the six-step restart plan developed by the Scottish Government and construction industry.

Nasir Uddin, senior civil engineer at CMAL, said, “With changing Covid-19 measures, it has been a challenging time for everyone involved in this project, but we are pleased to have successfully delivered the repair works at Tiree Ferry Terminal as safely as possible.

“The safety and wellbeing of our staff, contractors and local communities has always been a priority for us, and we have worked closely with George Leslie Ltd to ensure we adhered to government guidelines for safe construction.

“Projects like this are an essential part of our harbour maintenance and upgrade programme, helping to support reliable lifeline ferry services for communities across Scotland. We want to thank our contractors, suppliers and also CalMac ferries for their dedication in providing a safe environment for all involved. We’d also like to extend our gratitude to Tiree community for their continued patience and understanding during an extremely demanding time.”