As the International Golf Tour Market gets underway on Lake Como there was great news with massive reductions in ferry and foot passenger fares to the wonderful golfing island of Arran.
The Island of Arran is now included in Road Equivalent Tariff scheme which means that fares on the Ardrossan to Brodick ferry are slashed from Monday, October 27 by more than 50% for some vehicles and more than a quarter for foot passengers.
The RET is a Scottish Government funded scheme that sets ferry fares on the basis of the cost of travelling an equivalent distance by road and covers cars, small commercial vehicles, coaches and foot passengers.
Single fares are now £3.65 for a foot passenger and £14.85 for a eligible motor vehicles making a fourball on the island a whole lot cheaper. From Argyll the Claonaig to Lochranza route is also now included with similar cuts in fares.
The reductions are being introduced in the winter timetable which becomes effective from today to ensure that any teething troubles can be ironed out before the 2015 summer season when the new fares will remain in force.
Ayrshire and Arran golf development manager Jamie Darling is In Lake Como promoting the region was delighted, “This reduction in fares on the Arran ferry routes is great news for golfers to the island and adds yet another great reason for golfing in our past of Scotland."
Arran offers golfer a choice of seven great courses and a year long golf pass. More details can be found at www.ayrshiregolfscotland.com