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Ferry lobby group Arran Ferry Action Group (AFAG) has launched a provocative t-shirt design as part of its campaign calling for a more reliable ferry service.
The t-shirts, emblazoned with WTF – Where’s The Ferry, were designed by Barb Taub, who was part of a group of protesters who displayed the logo on a sign when Transport Minister Graeme Dey visited Arran.
Known as the Retirees’ Protest – the group was mostly made up of elderly residents – the protest and the logo sparked great interest at the time and requests started pouring in for t-shirts with the logo on it.
The t-shirts were incredibly popular on the AFAG website, while others criticized them for their disrespect to local CalMac staff.
Chris Attkins, AFAG Secretary, dismissed the claims – mostly made on social media – saying: “We have deliberately excluded the ferry terminal from this photo as we categorically condemn any criticism (or worse) of local staff from CalMac, who continue to do their best for everyone despite being repeatedly disappointed with their management.
AFAG has more than 1,342 members calling for improvements to Arran’s ferry service, their top three priorities being: reliability and resilience, suitable ships and ports, and a reliable port of refuge.