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Mallaig (MAL)/Oban (OBA) - Lochboisdale (LBO)

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Service updates

Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December

Due to delays in the annual overhaul programme, there will be no services operating between Lochboisdale and Mallaig. MV Isle of Arran will operate this service between Lochboisdale and Oban as detailed below:

Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December

Due to a technical issue with MV Isle of Arran’s radar, the previously published timetable has now been amended as follows:

Saturday 2nd December

Depart Lochboisdale - 08:30
Arrive Oban - 13:15

The 12:10 service departing Oban has been cancelled.

Sunday 3rd December

The 05:55 service departing Lochboisdale has been cancelled.

The following additional sailing will operate:

Depart Oban- 09:30
Arrive Lochboisdale- 15:05

All bookings affected by these changes will be contacted by us in due course.  

As a result of the cancellation of the sailing from Lochboisdale on Sunday 3rd December, the following additional sailing will operate on the Sound of Barra to provide a connection to the delayed departure from Castlebay to the mainland:

Depart Barra- 0615
Arrive Eriskay-0640
Depart Eriskay- 0645
Arrive Barra- 0720

Due to delays in the annual overhaul programme, the following timetable with MV Isle of Arran will operate -

Monday 4th December

Depart Lochboisdale - 06:10
Arrive Oban - 11:55

Please note the 11:20 departing Oban is cancelled.

Tuesday 5th December

The 09:40 departing Lochboisdale is cancelled.

The 13:50 departing Mallaig will now depart Oban as follows:

Depart Oban -12:30
Arrive Lochboisdale -18:15

Wednesday 6th December

Depart Lochboisdale - 0555 (delayed 0520)
Arrive Oban - 1140
Depart Oban - 1230 (delayed 1120)
Arrive Lochboisdale - 1815

Thursday 7th December

Service will operate at an earlier time to Oban and not Mallaig as timetabled-

Depart Lochboisdale – 05:55 (previously 0940)
Arrive Oban – 11:40

The 13:50 departing Mallaig has been cancelled and there is no return leg from Oban.

We’ll keep customers informed should there be any further changes in connection to this route. 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: technical

Last Updated: 01 Dec 2023 20:12

Supplementary information

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Last Updated: 01 Dec 2023 20:12

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