A FERRY war was declared yesterday on services to the holiday island of Arran. Private operator Western Ferries announced it will seek to undercut fares on the monopoly sailings currently run by state-owned rival Caledonian MacBrayne.
In its first major challenge to CalMac for nearly 40 years, the commercial firm said it believed it could offer cheaper, better and more frequent services than its subsidised competitor. Gordon Ross, Western's managing director, told The Scotsman he expected a warm welcome for a new service mirroring CalMac's from Ardrossan in Ayrshire to Brodick on Arran's eastern shore.
The full story can be read in The Scotsman