CalMac ferries carry rescue craft. On some crossings these will be launched as part of a safety drill. This adds a few minutes to the journey but does offer an interesting spectacle as the craft is dropped into the sea and speeds off.
The Isle of Tiree, The Land below the Waves, is situated off the west coast of Scotland and offers a unique landscape. Miles of unspoilt beaches, wind & kite surfing, white washed cottages and record levels of sunshine keeps visitors coming back again and again. For details click to the island 'capital', Scarinish.