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In 1970 the Tarbert mail run was finally closed, once the new STG overlords had won Scottish Office approval; since October 1970 the Company has provided no winter passenger services through the Kyles of Bute. The CSP did lay on a new seasonal car ferry service from Fairlie to Brodick and Tarbert; it was woefully advertised, badly planned and a comprehensive failure. It lasted only two seasons and was not resumed in 1971.

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