Lower cost ferry fares are being rolled out today on the remaining routes in the Clyde and Hebrides ferry network. The road equivalent tariff (RET) was first introduced for non-commercial vehicles and passengers for routes to the Outer Hebrides, Coll and Tiree in 2008. The cheaper fares have since been expanded to include Islay, Colonsay and Gigha.
Today (Mon 26 October) the remaining 14 routes in the Clyde and Hebrides network will join RET with the Scottish Government estimating that car fares reduce by an average of 55% and passenger fares by 44%. The reduced fares introduced today are on ferries to: Mull, Barra, the small isles of Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna, Skye from Mallaig, Raasay, Cumbrae, Lismore, Berneray to Leverburgh, Tarbert (Harris) to Lochmaddy, and on the mainland the Tarbert to Portavadie ferry.