A public meeting will be held on plans to suspend a ferry service in Lochaber for up to four weeks to allow for repairs to a slipway.
People living on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula said the alternative to the Highland Council-run ferry was a long journey by road.
The £650,000-worth of repairs at Nether Lochaber have been scheduled for this summer.
Highland Council will hold the meeting in Strontian next Tuesday night.
The ferry operates on Loch Linnhe.
It crosses between Nether Lochaber on the loch's eastern shores and Ardgour on the west side.
The ferry provides a link for communities on the Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas to the A82 Fort William-Oban road via Nether Lochaber.