After a several year process, the Scottish Government has named Caledonian MacBrayne as winner of an eight year contract to provide ferry service to the Clyde and Western Hebrides.

The contract is worth 900 million Scottish pounds or about $1.5B over the period of the contract.

Currently, CalMac operates 31 vessels, which provide 135,585 sailings every year - an average of 371 sailings a day - to 24 island destinations and 50 ports. Some routes are 7 hours duration and carry 700 passengers while others can be as short as 10 minutes and carry only 3 cars.

The second competitor for the contract was Serco which currently provides service from Aberdeen to Shetland and Orkney.





Following the success of last year’s PICNIC, the Board has set July 10 for this year’s event. The location will remain Lower Allen Park. MORE details will follow as we get closer to the date.

“TARTAN STONE” Dedication set

Frank Maurer,  internationally known stone carver, will present a specially carved granite stone commemorating Cumberland County’s extensive Celtic heritage to the Cumberland County Historical Society.

The event will provide a taste of heritage, discovery, and fun in the beautiful gardens of Two Mile House in Carlisle PA

The ceremony will take place on July 17th at 1PM to be followed by light refreshments.

Make reservations with Lynda Mann by email: lmann@historicalsociety.com








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