Send us your questions for CalMac’s top man

Caledonian MacBrayne's managing director, Martin Dorchester.
Caledonian MacBrayne's managing director, Martin Dorchester.

The managing director of CalMac Ferries Ltd will meet The Buteman this week - and we want to put YOUR burning questions to him.

Martin Dorchester is to visit Rothesay this Friday, November 6, to discuss Bute’s ferry services and CalMac’s operations in general.

Mr Dorchester’s visit comes after the firm won the Best Ferry Company prize at the Independent Travel Awards last month - though the firm has also had to endure a difficult spell of questions and complaints from the island’s residents since the start of the temporary Rothesay-Gourock service on October 1.

As well as being interviewed by The Buteman, Mr Dorchester will also appear on Bute Island Radio on Friday.

* You can email your questions to or contact us on Facebook or Twitter between now and Friday afternoon.

We can’t promise to fit absolutely every question into the chat - otherwise we suspect Mr Dorchester might still be here this time next week! - but we’ll cover as many of the issues as we possibly can.

You’ll be able to watch part of Friday’s interview at, and to read more in the November 13 issue of The Buteman.