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CalMac in Christmas Eve warning to Bute travellers

Caledonian MacBrayne has advised passengers intending to use the Rothesay-Wemyss Bay route on Christmas Eve to travel earlier than scheduled if possible due to forecasts for wind gusts of more than 70mph.

Caledonian MacBrayne has advised passengers intending to use the Rothesay-Wemyss Bay route on Christmas Eve to travel earlier than scheduled if possible due to forecasts for wind gusts of more than 70mph.

 

Caledonian MacBrayne has warned Bute ferry travellers that there is a “strong likelihood” of disruption to Rothesay-Wemyss Bay ferry services on Christmas Eve.

In a text message sent to its service status SMS subscribers on Sunday evening, the company advised passengers intending to use the route on December 24 to travel earlier than scheduled if possible.

As this article was published, the Met Office was forecasting south-southwesterly gusts of between 64mph and 77mph for Wemyss Bay, and between 57mph and 70mph for Rothesay, for virtually the whole of Christmas Eve.

A yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning is already in place for the whole of Scotland’s west coast on Tuesday, when the Met Office has advised the public to “be aware of the potential for significant disruption to travel due to the very strong winds”.

CalMac has also placed the Rothesay-Wemyss Bay route on ‘amber alert’ for Monday, warning that sailings may be disrupted or cancelled at short notice due to the forecast for south-southwesterly 45mph winds.

 

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