Ferry services between Ardrossan and Arran were disrupted last Friday (March 28) after the Caledonian Isles (pictured above) sustained damage in what Caledonian MacBrayne described as “a connection with a pier at Ardrossan”. The incident occurred the previous evening.
ferry operator indicated damage was “minimal” but that the vessel had
been withdrawn from service for 24-hours to allow a full inspection.
replacement ferry – the Isle of Arran – was deployed from Islay to
cover the Ardrossan-Brodick service, but was not able to begin sailings
until Friday afternoon. With services cancelled on Friday morning and
the Isle of Arran being a smaller vessel, a significant backlog of
traffic had built up, causing disruption at both ports.
spokesperson for Caledonian MacBrayne said, “We apologise for the
inconvenience...and thank our customers for their patience and
The Caledonian Isles previously sustained damage after hitting the pier at Ardrossan in February 2012.