Islanders are facing yet more disruption after ferry operator CalMac announced a further delay in repairs to one of its vessels.

The MV Hebridean Isles was initially expected to return to the Islay route in early June but engineers were unable to complete repairs by that time.

Calmac said on Friday the vessel would remain in dry dock as work continues on “pitch control issues”.

The delay will have a knock-on effect on CalMac’s network.

In a statement, CalMac said the MV Isle of Arran would remain on the Islay route, while Ardrossan-Brodick would continue to be served by MV Caledonian Isles and MV Alfred until 27 July.

The further delay means the Campbeltown ferry service will remain cancelled until 27 July at the earliest.

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