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A plan to improve Western Isles ferry terminal waiting rooms has been awarded a £5000 grant for the Scottish Government.


The cash goes towards upgrade works to make waiting rooms and toilets more accessible.


The award was made under the Ferries Accessibility Fund.


The council is also to put up money towards the upgrades.


CMAL which owns 25 ferry terminals, including three in the Western Isles, has been awarded over £49,000 for various improvements on accessibility throughout its network.


Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf, said: “We want Scotland’s ferry services to be open and accessible, offering the best passenger experience possible to everyone.


“Operators already have strict standards to meet when it comes to accessibility but, as we saw with the first round of awards, this fund can help them to go further.”


He added: ““We know that accessible travel can enable people to enjoy equal access to full citizenship, so this Framework looks to identify and remove disabling barriers which prevent people travelling or make their journeys an unpleasant experience.”



Grant to improve inter-island ferry waiting rooms

29 December 2016