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Comhairle Calls for Islands Say in CalMac Appointment

Cllr Uisdean Robertson Chair of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has called on Caledonian Macbrayne to involve island communities in the decision making process to appoint their new Chief Executive Officer.

The Caledonian Macbrayne Ltd. Board announced in a statement last week that current CEO Robbie Drummond would be replaced in his role.

Speaking following the announcement, Cllr Robertson, said:

“It is vital that island communities are placed at the heart of the decision making process to appoint a new Chief Executive. I would encourage CalMac to include a representative from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and equivalent representatives from other islands on the decision making panel, this will help ensure that decisions are taken with the best interests of the islands in mind. It is important that CalMac also offers applicants the option to work remotely from an island base to ensure that those living in islands have an opportunity to apply to the role.”