Caledonian MacBrayne operates the largest ferry fleet in Britain, serving 26 Scottish islands. With unprecedented access, this 8-part documentary series will show, through the eyes of crew and islanders just how much the company’s services underpin much of life in Scotland’s west coast communities. Running more than 500 sailings every day, operating 29 different routes that connect Skye, Harris, Lewis, Mull, Islay, Arran and dozens of smaller islands to mainland Scotland and each other, Cal Mac operate a lifeline service that transports more than five million passengers and 1million vehicles a year, through some of the roughest seas in the world. We’ll meet the dedicated staff - many who live and work in the island communities – as they strive to keep ferry services going in all weathers and as they face significant logistical challenges as an ever ageing fleet requires maintenance and repair.
ON AIR SUNDAY 23rd JULY AT 9pm ON BBC SCOTLAND