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Finlaggan on full service for Islay whisky festival

The MV Finlaggan's mezzanine vehicle deck is now back in full working order in time for the Islay Festival of Music and Malt, ferry operator CalMac has confirmed.

mv finlagganThe mezzanine deck, which needs to be used for a full capacity of vehicles to be carried, has been out of action for technical reasons for several weeks.

"I'm pleased to confirm that this issue has now been fully resolved and the Finlaggan will be back up to full capacity in time for the whisky festival starting this weekend, we know how important an event this is in the Islay calendar," said CalMac's operations director, Drew Collier.

The festival which, runs from May 20-28, features a diverse programme of events including traditional music, ceilidhs, Gaelic lessons, golf, bowling and whisky tasting. Full details of the programme can be found at

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