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NORTH UIST:

Uig, Skye (UIG) - Lochmaddy (LMA)

One or more sailings are disrupted

Service updates

Friday 20th May – Friday 27th May

Due to MV Hebrides making contact with Lochmaddy Pier on Wednesday 18th May, investigations have found that the vessel needs to be withdrawn from service for a full repair.

The vessel will depart Lochmaddy on Thursday 19th May to a dry dock to undergo repairs.

Please note that bookings are under review and our port team are working through prioritising traffic in date order. If you are impacted, we will be in touch as soon as possible. Please note that no new bookings for vehicles will be made during this time. Thank you for your patience.

The following timetable will operate from Saturday 21st May onwards:

Depart Lochmaddy – 07:00
Arrive Uig – 09:00
Depart Uig – 09:30
Arrive Lochmaddy – 11:30

Depart Lochmaddy – 12:00
Arrive Uig – 14:00
Depart Uig – 14:30
Arrive Lochmaddy – 16:30

Depart Lochmaddy – 17:00
Arrive Uig – 19:00
Depart Uig – 19:30
Arrive Lochmaddy – 21:30

To stay informed, 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.

We recognise that cancelling a service can be very challenging for our customers and the communities we serve and apologise for the disruption this will cause.  

You can apply for a refund here or a passenger rights claim form here.

To further assist you, we have collated updated customer information and answers to your most common questions in connection to disruption of this nature here 

Reason: technical

Last Updated: 22 May 2022 06:42

Supplementary information

From Monday 9th May- the passenger waiting shelter at Uig Pierhead is to be demolished and will not be available for foot passengers boarding via gangway.

The following arrangements have been made and will be in place till services cease in October.

All outbound foot passengers will be asked to wait in the main Terminal and a shuttle bus will take them down to gangway on arrival of ferry.

Inbound Passengers will be advised to board the bus for transiting the pier to the main Terminal.

Arrangements for foot Passengers with accessibility problems will remain the same, with shuttle bus boarding via Linkspan allowing access to/from the upper decks via the lift.

Tarbert & Lochmaddy will advise all foot passengers boarding of procedure and vessel will broadcast a tannoy announcement prior to arrival in Uig.

Any changes to the above will be advised as works progress.

Customer Update Uig Harbour Closure

Bookings on this service for the period 10 October 2022 - 23 October 2022 are currently unavailable. This is due to Highland Council's planned closure of Uig Harbour for essential upgrades from 10 October 2022 - 27 March 2023. We have temporarily suspended bookings for the two weeks of our summer timetable which have been affected, 10 October 2022 - 23 October 2022 until alternative ferry services options for Skye Triangle routes have been finalised. If you have already made a booking with us for this period - please be assured we still have your booking and one of our team will be in touch with you to assist with alternative arrangements. Read more.

Lochmaddy Car park

Due to pier works there is very limited carparking at Lochmaddy Terminal until March 2023. Where possible, we are advising customer’s not to park. 

Our onboard food, drink and retail offerings are now open. Read our food and drink FAQ for more information.  

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.

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: 22 May 2022 06:42

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