THE CROMARTY/NIGG FERRY WILL RUN AGAIN!!
Today's statement from the Highland Council...
Highland Council has decided to award a contract to Highland Ferries to reinstate the Cromarty – Nigg ferry after a gap of a year. The new contract will provide a half-hourly service every day from June to September. The ferry will be able to carry 3 cars and 12 passengers.
The ferry forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 1 from Dover to Orkney. The ferry is also expected to become part of the North Coast 500 route around the northern Highlands.
Highland Ferries have been given until 20 May to confirm that they have been able to recruit a crew and complete the purchase and certification of the vessel.
A working group of community representatives in the Black Isle and Easter Ross has supported the restoration of the ferry and emphasised its contribution to the local tourist economy.
Councillor Allan Henderson, Chair of Highland Council’s Community Services Committee, said “I am very pleased that we have been able to restore this ferry link within our budget. The ferry forms part of some vital tourist routes and increases the attractiveness of the area.”
Highland Ferries have operated the passenger ferry between Fort William and Camusnagaul since 2012, but this is their first route outwith Lochaber.