The ongoing CalMac ferry fiasco has inspired a family’s “skeleton crew” Halloween costume.
Charlotte, three, her brother Danaidh, five, and their cousin Iagan, four, dressed as CalMac staff onboard “Hull 802”.
The children “sailed” inside a cardboard replica of the long-awaited ferry with their faces painted as spooky skeletons.
Their replica was attached to a bike, “captained” by Charlotte and Danaidh’s mother, Eòina Wilson, and was pedalled around Inverness as a passenger announcement played through a speaker.
Ms Wilson revealed the kids’ love for Scotland’s ferries inspired the costumes.
She told STV News: “The kids love the CalMac ferries.
“We thought the skeleton crew was a fun way to make it suitable for Halloween.”
Hull 802, which has since been named the Glen Rosa, was due to be finished in 2018.
However, lengthy delays and a multi-million-pound overspend has put the ferry at the centre of a political row.
The vessel, alongside the Glen Sannox, is being built at Ferguson Marine’s shipyard in Port Glasgow and has been delayed until the end of 2024 at a total cost of more than £300m – three times the initial £97m contract value.
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