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Barra: Oban - Castlebay | 05 - 25 April 2021

Valid from 05 - 25 April 2021

Please check the service status of this route before you travel

Following discussion with Transport Scotland, our Winter timetable has been extended to 25 April, with Summer Timetable commencing 26 April 2021. This is in response to the First Minister confirming that Covid-19 restrictions will continue to be in place until at least April.

Due to operational reasons, there will be a change to the published timetable from Monday 5th - Sunday 25th April. Please see below for details.

Thursday 15 - Sunday 25 April

An amended timetable will operate from 15 April - 25 April. The amended timetable is in response to a major failure of the port engine with MV Loch Seaforth operating the Ullapool - Stornoway route. It is expected that the MV Loch Seaforth will be out of service until at least the end of April to allow the engine issue to be thoroughly investigated and repaired. 

As a result, MV Lord of the Isles will operate a combined Lochboisdale and Castlebay service. Please see amended timetable here.

Check-in is 45 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 30 minutes for foot passengers - otherwise space will be reallocated. Late check-in may also lead to the vehicle being refused carriage.

Port Opening Hours - Our Ports at Oban and Castlebay are operating to reduced opening hours due to the reduced timetable.

Food and Drink - A phased reopening of our food and drink offering is now available on some of our routes and options will vary depending on the vessel.

Train Connections - For the most up to date information on train times please visit ScotRail website. 

If you require to be tested for Covid19 and live on an island, please  request a home testing kit  or visit the local island testing facility if this is available. If you live on the mainland, please arrange to visit a local testing centre. Don't travel on the ferry and stay at home if you feel unwell or if anyone in your household is experiencing coronavirus symptoms. 

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Please ensure you take the time to read all our latest travel guidelines and safety information prior to your journey. Customers are reminded to wear a face covering when travelling with us on the ferry, and at our port offices, unless exempt.

Table 20 Oban - Castlebay - Winter timetable 05 - 25 April - This image is currently not accessible to screen readers. Please phone 0800 066 5000 for timetable details

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