KILCREGGAN'S ferry service will return to its normal winter frequency from Wednesday morning onwards - less than two weeks after a temporary 'essential timetable' was introduced.

CalMac Ferries announced on Tuesday that it had carried out a review of service reductions which were imposed across its network at the beginning of January - and that as a result the link between the Rosneath peninsula and Gourock would return to its usual winter timetable from Wednesday, January 12.



The company brought in service cuts across its Clyde and Hebrides network on Monday, January 3 as it tried to find ways of coping with increased staff absence levels due to rising Covid case numbers.

The move meant that the Kilcreggan timetable was reduced to just five weekday journeys in each direction - and only four on Saturdays.

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But from Wednesday morning the usual winter frequency of 13 return trips on weekdays and 12 on Saturdays will return.

The Kilcreggan route is not the only one to see a resumption of CalMac's normal winter timetable from Wednesday - the Colintraive-Rhubodach service linking Cowal and Bute will also see the usual winter frequency return, while the Mallaig-Lochboisdale service, which had been cancelled completely until January 23, will now operate on January 12, 15 and 16.

For details of the full winter timetable between Kilcreggan and Gourock, click here.