Lochranza - Harbour Operations Information
Lochranza Ferry Terminal
Phone: +44 (0)1770 460361 (Press Option 2)
N 55.707702 , W -5.301746
Wind & Weather Data
Live wind and weather data can be viewed on the following link:
Yachts can use the pier if available and should, in the first instance, contact the Brodick Port Manager.
Cruise ships of up to 73m and 1.8m draught can use the pier.
Cruise Ship Tenders
Cruise Ship tenders can land at Lochranza. This is a non ISPS compliant facility. Please contact Brodick Port Manager to discuss arrangements.
VisitArran have produced some sample itinerarys that can be viewed using the links below:
The Lochranza Pier is suitable for Commercial vessel berthing.
Fishing vessels can use the pier subject to payment of Harbour charges, which can be found using the following link: CMAL Schedula of Harbour Charges 2019/20
Fishing vessels are advised to contact the Brodick Port Manager to discuss arrangements prior to berthing.
About the local harbour
Formerly a herring fishing port, the village economy is now geared more towards tourism after the reopening of the pier in 2003. Lochranza Castle is a fine ruin of a 16th-century L-plan castle, across the road from the Lochranza youth hostel. Lochranza is the site of the Arran Distillery, built in 1995 and producing the Arran Single Malt. The distillery is one of the major industries of the island.The bar of the Lochranza Hotel, to the north of the distillery, has one of the largest collections of Scotch whisky available by the measure in the country: over 350 different Scotch whiskies are available.
The following VisitArran link has a comprehensive guide to tourism attractions on the island: VisitArran Island Guide
Caledonian MacBrayne operate a regular ferry service to Claonaig on Kintyre between March and October, and a once-daily service to Tarbert on Loch Fyne during the winter. The usual vessel on this route is the MV Catriona, which replaced the MV Loch Tarbert in September 2016.
Anchorages available as per charts.
There are moorings available that are owned by North Ayrshire Council. Payments for the use of these are thorugh donations that can be made to the Lochranza and Catacol Sea Society.
There is also a pontoon approximately 500m away from the pier which is owned and maintained by the Lochranza and Catatol Sea Society (LCCS). They are a not for profit Community Interest Company which relies entirely on donations.
Port Authority / Operator
Authority: Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL)
Operator: CalMac Harbours (Division of CalMac Ferries Ltd)
Approx annual tonnage
4 000 000
Passengers / cargo
River / Tidal berths
Number of Berths
Commercial / Cargo Handling Facilities
Waste - No
Harbour User Consultative Forum
Previous meeting records can be found at the links below (November 2020)
Latest meeting records can be found at the links below (May 2021)
Harbour User Information
CalMac Harbours would welcome all feedback on Navigation and Port Waste Management. For the questionnaires, please refer to the Procedures and Documents section of the website.