The current state of our lifeline ferry service shows it is not fit for purpose in terms of reliability, resilience and infrastructure. The Arran Ferry Action Group is a new and fully representative lobbying group, set up to represent Arran interests in demanding service improvements and accountability in future investment decisions.

LATEST ACTIVITY    Scroll down the list for previous action

The Action Group


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Further Information

Where are our ferries?

Brodick Webcam
14th August 2019
Contributed to STV news story about the problems with our new ferry
Watch Unedited Interview Here

8th August 2019
Committee Meeting of the Arran Ferry Action Group
Read Summary Here

26th July 2019
Meeting with Jamie Greene MSP
Read Report Here

16th July 2019
Challenging CalMac's refusal to provide requested information
Read Correspondence Here

2nd July 2019
Committee Meeting of the Arran Ferry Action Group
Read Summary Here

11th June 2019
Letter of Introduction sent to Scottish Government Ministers, Transport Scotland, Local MSPs, Local Councillors, CEOs of CMAL and CalMac
Read Letter of Introduction

5th June 2019
Committee Meeting of the Arran Ferry Action Group
Read Summary Here

22nd May 2019
We attended the public Islands Planning Meeting
Read Summary Here

15th May 2019
A second public meeting was called to adopt the Group's Constitution, followed by its Inaugural Annual general Meeting.
Read Minutes Here

This was immediately followed by the initial meeting of the newly elected committee.
Read Minutes Here

1st May 2019
The Steering Group met to consider the draft constitution for the Action Group and to plan the next public meeting to adopt it.
Read Summary Here

22nd April 2019
Councillor Timothy Billings asked to meet with the Arran Ferry Action Group to hear our views in the light of our recent public meeting.  Read Summary Here


A public meeting was called for Tuesday 9th April 2019 to establish whether there was support to constitute an Action Group. Over 150 members of the public attended and overwhelmingly voted in favour of its formation.      Read Summary Here

The public meeting was filmed.      Click Here to open in YouTube

120 attendees of that meeting returned forms seeking clarification of everyone's specific concerns and priorities for improvement. Reliability and Resilience was identified as the main issue, cited by 112 people. Closely behind were Ships and Harbours fit for purpose from 110 respondents. 103 people identified a Reliable Port of Refuge as a critical requirement. Other issues attracting widespread attention included collaboration to form a West Coast Ferry Action Group (77), Accessibility (75) and a year-round ferry alternative from Lochranza (70).

Further public opinion and support is currently being gathered, both online and via forms distributed all over the island.

The process of constituting the group has begun, with public election of officials to follow.

Watch this space for further updates in the days ahead.

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