§ 25. Major McCallum
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the s.s. "Dunara Castle" has again been withdrawn from the Glasgow-Colonsay service; that it is only a month since she came out of dock and resumed her sailings on this run; that, as the s.s. "Hebrides"Is now in dock, there is no steamer with passenger accommodation at present maintaining the service with the Island of Colonsay; and if he will take steps to provide a suitable steamer for this service.
§ Mr. Barnes
The s.s. "Dunara Castle" was temporarily withdrawn on 11th May in order to replace in turn three mail boats on the David MacBrayne passenger and mail services during their annual overhaul. As no other passenger vessel is available, the "Dunara Castle" has been replaced on the Colonsay service by a cargo vessel, the "Lochgorm," which can carry up to 12 passengers. The s.s. "Hebrides" has been back in service to Colonsay since 14th May when drydocking was completed.