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Oban (OBA) - Colonsay (CSA) - Port Askaig (PAS) - Kennacraig (KEN)

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Service updates

Thursday 23rd May

Due to winds being higher than forecast, this service is liable to disruption or cancellation at short notice.

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Reason: weather conditions

Last Updated: 23 May 2024 12:56

Supplementary information

Wednesday 29th May & Wednesday 12th June

Due to a number of crew cabins onboard MV Hebridean Isles being unavailable and crew hours of rest requirements, this service is cancelled. All bookings affected will be contacted by us in due course.

Please note, vessel deployments have been reviewed and no alternative vessel is available on these dates.

Wednesday 5th June

Due to a number of crew cabins onboard MV Hebridean Isles being unavailable and crew hours of rest requirements, the following amended timetable will be operated by MV Clansman:

Depart Oban – 1620 (early 1650)
Arrive Colonsay – 1835
Depart Colonsay – 1850 (delayed 1400)
Arrive Oban – 2105

Please note there will be no connection to/from Port Askaig or Kennacraig. All bookings affected will be contacted by us in due course.

MV Hebridean Isles – Reduced Catering

Until Further Notice

Due to reduced crew availability, only light snacks will be available on MV Hebridean Isles sailings.

24th May - 3rd June

We will be running additional sailings for visitors travelling to and from Islay's Fèis Ìle in May and June 2024, following consultation with local communities, and other routes will be temporarily impacted as a result. If you have a booking in place that is affected, we do apologise for this, and our port team will be in touch with you in date order to provide further information and support.

Amended timetables will operate on the following routes and all details can found here. 

Port Askaig Closure, 19 June – 30 July

Amended timetables will be in operation to/from Islay and Colonsay between Wednesday 19 June and Tuesday 30 July, to allow for the next phase of Caledonian Maritime Asset Limited’s (CMAL) infrastructure works at Port Askaig ferry terminal.
Please visit our dedicated section for important details relevant to those who are intending to travel to/from Islay and Colonsay during this period – including information on how we’ll support customers.

Sunday 26th May to Friday 7th June

BEAR Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland, will be undertaking essential carriageway resurfacing works on the A82 Corrychurrachan. Due to the nature of the works, it will be necessary to close the A82 trunk road in both directions each night from the evening of Sunday 26th May to the morning of Friday 7th June, a total of 10 Nights. No work will be undertaken on Friday or Saturday nights. The road will be closed each night between 20:00pm to 06:00am. Amnesty periods will be in place where work on site will be temporarily suspended and vehicles will then be escorted through site, which will operate at the following times: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am and 4am. The road closure will be removed out with working hours, however a 30mph speed limit and warning signs will remain in place, as traffic will be travelling over a temporary road surface. Access through the works site for emergency services will be always maintained.

Livestock Transport Information
Please be aware:
Four tier floats are not permitted on enclosed vessels such as MV Isle of Mull. Four tier floats carrying only three tiers of light lambs are permitted on MV Isle of Mull sailings from Craignure to Oban. No more than five full size floats may be carried at any one time on MV Isle of Mull.

Turn Up and Go and Bookable route online purchases. If you have purchased tickets online as a group or for any number of travel companions, for use on any of our Turn Up and Go or Bookable routes, the full party must travel on the same sailing. This applies to both legs of your journey. If you are unsure if all members of your group are travelling together, please complete separate transactions online.

Connecting Services - For customers using connecting services please note these services do not always guarantee a connection, particularly during times of disruption. We advise that you check both CalMac and connecting service websites prior to travel to ensure you can reach your end destination safely.

Connecting Bus Connections - Citylink have made some improvements for summer timetable connections between Oban and Glasgow. Visit for the latest timetables.

Stay Safe - When travelling with us, we strongly recommend our customers follow our safer travel guidance. Before travel, take a moment to familiarise yourself with the details. 

Payment Information - Contactless payment is quick and easy. If you're travelling with us, please do so using a contactless payment method. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google or Samsung Pay. If you need assistance, please speak with a member of staff.

Last Updated: 23 May 2024 12:56

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