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Kennacraig (KEN) - Port Askaig (PAS), Kennacraig (KEN) - Port Ellen (PEL)

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Service updates

Friday 29th May

To allow for essential maintenance to MV Finlaggan, MV Hebridean Isles will operate on this route.

Due to a smaller capacity and to ensure we can continue to transport essential items to and from the island, the following additional sailings will operate:

Friday 29th May

Depart Port Ellen - 0945

Depart Kennacraig - 1300

Please be advised that these sailings continue to be for essential travel only.

Reason: operational

Supplementary information

Last Updated: 28 May 2020 05:37

Fèis Ìle 2020

Following Government Guidelines the Fèis Ìle 2020 is cancelled. We ask that passengers do not travel to Islay unless it is essential - all the distilleries are closed at the moment in line with government guidelines. Please stay at home and only travel if your journey is essential.

Essential Lifeline Timetable - Find out more here

CalMac is currently running an essential services timetable across our network in response to the Covid19 pandemic. This timetable will now be extended until at least 14 June 2020.

While we work on establishing a new timetable with Transport Scotland, no future bookings will be available until at least 14 June 2020 when an updated timetable will be confirmed. Read our update in full

All islands will receive a regular lifeline service ensuring essential goods and services are delivered.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the Essential Lifeline Timetable currently in place, the opening hours for ports have changed. Please check the new opening hours here

We are operating a turn up and go service for essential travel only and in line with government advice have closed our onboard retail facilities at this time.

As of Saturday 28th March we will no longer be accepting cash on our ferries and at ports in response to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic. See here for more information 

Read the latest Press Release about essential travel here

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