Highlands & Islands

New MV Loch Seaforth makes first passenger sailing

MV Loch Seaforth Image copyright BBC Alba
Image caption The MV Loch Seaforth can take up to 700 passengers

A new ferry built for the Stornoway to Ullapool route has made its first passenger sailing.

The £42m MV Loch Seaforth had previously done berthing trials at the two harbours.

The ferry has capacity for 700 passengers, 143 cars or 20 commercial vehicles.

It was named after a mail boat that sailed between Lewis and the Scottish mainland from the 1940s until the 1970s.

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