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Comment posted Transport Minister’s letter to Michael Russell MSP reveals council’s double whammy on Craignure Passenger Access by Muileach.

There still seems to be confusion about the dues paid to the council. There are two lots paid. CalMac pay berthing dues but it is us the travelling public that pay a percentage on each ticket we buy. CalMac collect this and pay this at a later date to Council, thus arriving at the large annual total.

Recent comments by Muileach

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