Calmac ferry fares have been frozen until the end of September 2023.

Ticket prices will be held at current levels until the end of September "to help people and businesses from Scotland's rural and island communities".  The freeze is also "responsive to the challenges" faced on the Clyde and Hebrides network in recent times, referring to the large number of breakdowns, cancelled and disrupted sailings, said Transport Scotland.

Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth MSP said "This fares freeze is the right thing for our island communities and I hope it will go some way to encouraging tourism this summer as island businesses continue to recover from the pandemic."