A FAMILY took some inspiration from one of the vessels at the centre of the Ferguson Marine ferry fiasco this Halloween.

"Skeleton crew" members Charlotte Wilson, three, and brother Danaidh, five, were joined by cousin Iagan MacLeod, four, inside a cardboard replica of the infamous Hull 802.

The Port Glasgow ferry, which is to be named MV Glen Rosa, has been at the centre of a row over the past few years as a result of lengthy delays and a multi-million pound overspend.

The idea was born after sisters Eoina Wilson and Mairi MacLeod – who hail from the Isle of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides – started brainstorming a topical costume the little ones could wear together.

Their crafty replica was attached to a bicycle, allowing it to be peddled around their hometown of Inverness as a passenger announcement played through a speaker.

The children rode inside the boat dressed as CalMac staff with their faces painted as spooky skeletons.

Eoina, 35, said: “Everybody thought it was the Titanic at first.

“It’s completely falling apart – I’m no naval architect.

"It’s held together with love and prayers. I don’t think CalMac will be hiring me any time soon.

“The kids loved it. They’re used to the ferries going back and forth to visit their family in the islands, so they had a great time.

"We'll have to one-up it for next year."

All in, the family spent three nights putting together the creative costume.

Eoina joked: “But it was still on time and on budget.”