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Oban (OBA) - Castlebay (CAS)

One or more sailings are disrupted

Service updates

Friday 31st May

To allow the shipment of heavy loads required for essential road works on Barra, an additional sailing will operate between Lochboisdale and Castlebay as follows:

Depart Lochboisdale 0530
Arrive Castlebay 0710
Depart Castlebay 0730
Arrive Lochboisdale 0910

Due to techincal issue affecting crew hours of rest, we will be unable to operate the Castlebay connection via Coll-Tiree.
Any additional space will be offered to essential traffic in the first instance. Booking on these sailings is only available by calling Lochboisdale port (01878 790218, Option 2) or Castlebay port offices (01871 200304, Option 2) Please note, there is no change to the Oban - Castlebay timetable on Wednesday 29th and Friday 31st May.

Reason: operational

Last Updated: 29 May 2024 20:21

Supplementary information

Wednesday 5th June

Due to an issue relating to crew hours of rest which requires MV Clansman to operate a service to Colonsay, the Oban - Castlebay via Coll and Tiree connections on a Wednesday have been cancelled. All bookings affected will be contacted by us in due course.


Sunday 2nd June to Thursday 13th 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 2nd June to Thursday 13th June, a total of 9 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.

Tiree Music Festival 2024
Wednesday 10th to Wednesday 17th July

Amended timetables will operate between 10th and 17th July to accommodate the Tiree Music Festival. Please see full details here.

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.

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Last Updated: 29 May 2024 20:21

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