CalMac Ferries Ltd (CFL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of David MacBrayne Ltd, which is wholly owned by Scottish Ministers. Previously operating as Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd, CalMac was created in October 2006 to bid for the Scottish Government contract to operate Clyde & Hebrides Ferry Services, which it subsequently won. CalMac Ferries Ltd is the UK’s largest ferry operator in terms of ships (32) and destinations served (27) and one of the largest transport operators in Scotland.