CalMac will allow customers to book four weeks in advance as they plan to implement one metre social distancing on services.

The ferry operator who run services to Arran say the changes will take effect as of tomorrow (July 10) from 9am.

First bookings are available between July 11 and August 8 and will be available at the same time each day for a four-week rolling period.

Today the Scottish Government announced that from tomorrow some areas of public transport can move to one metre social distancing rule from two metres - which will remain the default distancing requirement in Scotland.

CalMac say this will allow more capacity being released across their network but have stressed that things will not return to ‘normal’ and that the capacity per vessel will still be limited.

When bookings reopen each day, there will be customer reservations already in the system, which were made prior to lockdown.

Cal Mac have said they will contact customers if there any changes to booking four weeks before their sailings, amendments will be based on capacity constraints.