Lochaber communities campaigning against Corran fares
- 24 March 2014
- From the section Highlands & Islands
People living in Ardgour, Morvern and Ardnamurchan have launched a public campaign against fare increases on the Highland Council-run Corran Ferry.
The local authority is due to make the third rise in prices in a year when an inflationary increase is imposed.
The cost of the four-minute crossing between Nether Lochaber and Ardgour on Loch Linnhe went up 23% last November.
Highland Council said increases were needed to cover losses of more than £170,000 on the route.
Lochaber Liberal Democrat MP, Charles Kennedy, said campaigners were considering starting a petition, and sending it to Holyrood's petitions committee.
The Corran Ferry allows access to and from the communities of Ardgour, Morvern and Ardnamurchan via a narrow stretch of Loch Linnhe in Lochaber.
It is also used by people and businesses on Mull, who first travel to the mainland on the Fishnish-Lochaline ferry.
The Corran Ferry and Fishnish-Lochaline services also offer tourists an alternative to the Oban to Mull ferry.