Barra Youth Council wins campaign for wi-fi on ferries

Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne will make wi-fi available on all its sailings between the Western Isles and the mainland, it has been announced.

The service is expected to be introduced by the end of this year.

Barra Youth Council had been campaigning for wi-fi on the ferries and has been running a petition on the Scottish Parliament's website.

Western Isles SNP MSP Alasdair Allan and MP Angus MacNeil have welcomed CalMac's decision.

The youth council's petition asks MSPs to urge the Scottish government to ensure wi-fi is available on the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries. The petition was due to close at 16:00.

Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership had backed the call.

Partnership chairman Angus Campbell said it was good to see young islanders getting involved in the democratic process.

More on This Story

From other news sites

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Highlands & Islands

Weather

Inverness

5 °C 3 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.