Highlands & Islands

Isle of Lewis ferry running again after breakdown

MV Isle of Lewis
Image caption The MV Isle of Lewis sails a route between Stornoway and Ullapool

A ferry has been put back into service following repairs to an engine problem that hit the vessel on Wednesday and kept it out of action on Thursday.

MV Isle of Lewis serves the Stornoway to Ullapool route.

Earlier in the week, services between Oban and the Hebrides were disrupted when the MV Lord of the Isles was withdrawn from service.

The move followed six of the boat's crew falling ill to a virus. The ferry has been given a deep clean.

Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne said the Lord of the Isles was also on track to resume service later with a sailing from Oban to Colonsay.

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