MV Argyle to be named in Rothesay

The latest addition to the Caledonian MacBrayne fleet, MV Argyle, the sister ship of MV Bute, will be named at Rothesay on Friday (May 4).

The new ship, which arrived on the Clyde on Sunday from the Gdansk shipyard where she was built, is currently undergoing final preparatory work prior to the naming. The formal naming ceremony will take place at Mid-day in Rothesay Bay by Tish Timms, wife of Peter Timms, Chairman of CalMac Ferries Ltd. The new vessel is then scheduled to take up service later on Friday, to assist with the volume of traffic expected to attend Bute’s Jazz Festival.