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Customer Update - New Islay Vessel Port Enabling Works

Customer Update - New Islay Vessel Port Enabling Works

From Monday 13 November 2023 preparatory site work will begin next week at Kennacraig. The North berth will also close 22 November to 15 December to allow re-pointing works but this will not prevent berthing or extend turnaround times.

We would like to reassure customers and the Islay community that the preparatory work beginning next week will not affect their ferry service, and that operations will continue as normal.

This work is in preparation for major upgrade works at the port to make them ready for the new Islay vessels, which commence in January 2024. We will keep customers updated on the impact of these later works in coming weeks.

Update - 18 October 2023

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) is hosting a series of events to update communities on the planned construction work at Colonsay, Kennacraig and Port Askaig ferry terminals. 

In preparation for the arrival of MV Isle of Islay and MV Loch Indaal, work to upgrade the ferry terminals will include dredging, fendering, provision for mooring aids and shore power facilities. 

At the events, CMAL engineers and representatives from Caledonian MacBrayne and Transport Scotland will share details of the proposed construction plans for each ferry terminal. They will also discuss high-level timescales and potential changes to services. 

The events will take place at: 

  • Tarbert Village Hall - Tuesday 24 October 2023, 4.00-7.00pm 

  • Islay Gaelic Centre / Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle - Wednesday 10 January 2024, 4.00-7.00pm 

  • Jura Village Hall - Thursday 11 January 2024, 2.00-5.00pm 

  • Colonsay Village Hall - Tuesday 27 February, 4.00-7.00pm 

For full details, visit CMAL's project page on their  website

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