More than 100 Modern Apprentices (MAs) have now been welcomed aboard by CalMac.

The milestone was passed as the latest batch of recruits started their first day of training at City of Glasgow College’s Riverside Campus.

All CalMac’s deck, engine and retail MAs are trained by the college in an award-winning industry partnership. Port and harbour MAs are trained by Forth Ports in Grangemouth.

After training, the MAs will serve on one of CalMac’s 33 vessels, supporting 26 routes to island and remote mainland destinations.

CalMac’s HR director, Christine Roberts, said: “We are very proud of the fact that we try and recruit our MAs from across our area of operations, creating well paid professional employment to support our communities.”