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Ardrossan (ARD) - Brodick (BRO)

One or more sailings are disrupted

Service updates

Thursday 29 April to Tuesday 4 May*

The Ardrossan to Brodick service will operate a single vessel from 29 April until at least 4 May. (*This date is subject to change and we will continue to keep our customers updated throughout.)

The MV Isle of Arran will be temporarily taking over the freight run on the Stornoway-Ullapool route from tomorrow evening (Wednesday 21 April). Passengers who have already booked sailings between Ardrossan and Brodick during this period will be offered alternative sailings as a priority.

Please note all sailings on MV Caledonian Isles will operate as normal. View the amended timetable here

Additional capacity will be provided on the Claonaig - Lochranza route during this time.

This will also affect Ardrossan to Campbeltown service, which was set to restart on 29 April. This has been suspended to accommodate essential demand elsewhere.

The change to this service 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 vessel will be out of service until at least 4 May to allow the engine issue to be thoroughly investigated and repaired.

We know and understand the reduction of any service can be very challenging for our customers and the communities we serve, and we apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.

We’ll keep customers updated throughout. If you’ve not already done so, download our app or follow our Twitter @CalMac_Updates so we can provide you with timely updates, with the latest information we have available. Alternatively, you can also sign up to our service status text updates.

Reason: operational

Supplementary information

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2021 19:59

Travel Information

From 16 April, some Scottish Government restrictions have changed to allow travel across local authority boundary areas to meet small groups socially outdoors, for recreation or exercise.

Before you travel use the Scottish Government postcode checker to check what applies to you.

If you are travelling – in line with restrictions – it is very important that you follow all our safety protocols, including maintaining strict physical distance.

Ardrossan Car Park

Ardrossan car park is now unmanned for the foreseeable future. Users of this car park do so at their own risk, CalMac will not accept liability for any accidents/damage or loss incurred.

Payment InformationDue to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not accepting cash payment for ticket transactions. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google or Samsung Pay. If you need assistance, please speak with a member of staff.

- Please follow updated advice on how to travel safely.

Port Opening Hours – We are operating reduced opening hours at some of our Ports. Check before you travel.

Food and Drink - As a result of the latest Scottish Government restrictions from Friday 8 January 2021, the food, drink and retail offer on board our vessels will change. To protect the safety of our staff and passengers shorter routes will no longer offer food, drink or retail.

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