A PUBLIC demonstration is to take place this weekend over the frustration of CalMac ferries' ticketing processes.

The Cumbrae Ferry Committee has written to Transport Minister Fiona Hyslop to ask for improvements in the ticketing system for the ferry as it believes it discriminates against islanders on the Isle of Cumbrae.

The organisation wants to see action on the reinstatement of discount season tickets, multi-journey tickets for disabled and SPT concession holders, enable non-digital islanders to purchase multi-journey or return tickets on the island and enable teenagers to buy tickets online or multi-journey tickets without an adult present.

Residents are being encouraged to attend the demonstration on Saturday, November 4, at Cumbrae Slip at 10.15am - and are asked to bring a paddle or an oar for a photo.

A bus will leave at 9.55am for islanders without cars.

There is no plan to disrupt the ferry service on the day and it will conclude within the arrival of the 10.30 ferry.

A spokesperson from the organisation said: "We would welcome a high turnout of islanders to express their frustration with the lack of respect for the community from the officials responsible for improving the service.

"The intent is to have a photo with a large crowd on the top of the slipway (off the road), and the ferry approaching from Largs in the background."

For more information about the protest visit Cumbrae Ferry Users Group on Facebook.